Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Joseph Kony & The Power of Mothers

Of all the people in the world whose hearts should break at the thought of children being stolen from their homes and forced into a life of slavery, sexual or military, mothers are the ones who should be screaming loudest. If you are a mom, you know better than anyone else can how much love, time, patience, care, hope, and power fuel your relationship with your child. Mothers in Africa feel what you feel and have their babies ripped from them. If you have not had the opportunity to watch this video, YOU MUST. You can choose to turn away, but you must know what is going on in the world outside your door. You must be informed.

I propose that mothers be the next group to join in with full force again Joseph Kony. Invisible Children's video shows the youth of America, moved and gaining momentum to stop this evil. They connect to the children who have been robbed of their childhood and safety. Their hearts break at the thought of what their lives could have been if they hadn't been blessed to be born in America. Mothers are the other side of that coin. We can connect to the women who are left in their homes, weeping at the loss of their sweet, sweet babies. Our hearts can break at the thought of how we would feel if these were our babies.

It is so, so simple. The call to action is to spread the word and use the great power that we have been given -- our voices. You don't have to start a riot or devote the next year of your life to working in Africa. Just pick up your phone or a pen or open a new tab on your browser. Call, write, or email the key representatives who have the power to continue American support for African troops who are seeking Kony. Skip your Wednesday morning latte and give the $4 to Invisible Children so they can equip children with education and economic opportunities. Spread the word. Share this video on your blog and make your own call to action.

You've seen the power that your posts can have. You've seen people pin your recipes, share your cleaning tips, and take advantage of your coupon match-ups for cheap diapers. These are all valuable and beneficial. They bless lives and families around the world. But this -- this has the power to shape the future. This has the possibility to change nations. This can save lives.

KONY 2012

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