Every time you like and share this post, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (per social action), up to $500,000, via the Global Moms Relay to help improve the health and well-being of families worldwide in support of Shot@Life, UNFPA, Girl Up, UNICEF USA, and Nothing But Nets.
What I wish was true for every family everywhere is that every morning three children are woken up in their warm sheets by the lightest touch and a mom’s whisper, “Good morning. It’s time to get up for school.”
Their bellies are full from the request at breakfast and hot school lunch. They’ve learned something new from their teachers who dote on them and endear them with smiles and praise for their amazing brains and unfolding wit. They’ve played on the freshly paved cement of their beautiful school playground and whispered secrets to the tons of friends that surround them daily.
The family has shared a dinner with both parents present, that the children couldn’t quite finish because their bellies were still full from the other two meals from earlier in the day. The mother and father tell each child what they love most about them and the children share what the high of their day was.
The Mom bathes her babies in a steaming hot bath, cleaning and counting every finger and toe she loves more than the next, and swaddles them in the fluffiest cotton towel while answering every question their little minds can ponder.
Together, the parents tuck each of their greatest joys back into their freshly laundered sheets, one by one, and read to them adding to their already burgeoning minds, bursting with creativity and wonder.
Later, both Mom and Dad tell them how fiercely they are loved by them and God, as their little arms try their best to wrap around their parent’s neck, to award them with the most delicious kisses, as the parents utter the nightly prayer.
After each child is put down, the parents can retreat to their own warm beds, knowing they can rest peacefully because their children are secure and safe, and dreaming restfully, as every child should. This is what I wish were true for every family everywhere.
Kimberly Chandler is known as a philanthropist, writer, community activist, and ambassador.
Her unique style, which caught the eye of Anna Wintour in 2012, led to features with Vogue, the NY Times Style section, and Women’s Wear Daily. It also opened the door to her becoming a contributor to the online fashion hub Style.com and Essence.com, where she provided an inside look at some of the largest charity, fashion, and art events in NYC. Kimberly also serves on the brain trust and as a writing contributor for Propel Women, a faith-based non-profit organization whose purpose is to empower and assists with helping to activate, connect, and equip women to fulfill their God-given passion, potential, and purpose.
In 2013, she was a member of the producing team responsible for creating the Tony Award-nominated play, “The Trip to Bountiful”, starring Cicely Tyson.
As a graduate from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in journalism, she has combined her passions for fashion and writing with the need to raise social awareness.
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