Care Package for Sunday, May 10, 2020

I’m switching things up today for a special, jumbo-sized Mother’s Day Care Package!
The Care Package will go back to sort of normal tomorrow. Like, way normal. The way it was before COVID-19. 
I’ll still focus on things to get us through the days of quarantine, like self-care and relaying important pandemic-related info as it comes up, and I’ll keep the list of important phone numbers and websites at the bottom. But I want to get back to the Care Package being more of a refuge from the daily grind, a celebration of the beautiful things in life. 
In the meantime, happy Mother’s Day to all the great moms out there!

Poetry: Your Clothes by Judith Kroll
Of course they are empty shells, without hope of animation.
Of course they are artifacts.
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Music: Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton

Quote: “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

Short Film: Love and Stuff

Poetry: A Practical Mom by Amy Uyematsu
can go to Bible study every Sunday
and swear she’s still not convinced,
but she likes to be around people who are.
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Music: Where You Lead by Carole King

Quote: “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.” – Maya Angelou

Short Film: Mother’s Day

Poetry: What I Learned From My Mother by Julia Kasdorf
I learned from my mother how to love
the living, to have plenty of vases on hand
in case you have to rush to the hospital
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Music: I.O.U.  by Jimmy Dean

Quote: “We are born of love; love is our mother.” – Rumi

Short Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNeRsAQ6nd8

Poetry: The Great Blue Heron by Carolyn Kizer
As I wandered on the beach
I saw the heron standing
Sunk in the tattered wings
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Music: Ring Off by Beyoncé

Quote: “Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall. A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Short Film: Dulce

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS & WEBSITES
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255, suicidepreventionlifeline.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233, thehotline.org/help

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453, childhelp.org

The Trevor Project LGBTQ Crisis Hotline: 866-488-7386, thetrevorproject.org

GLBT National Health Center: 888-843-4564, https://www.glbthotline.org/

GLBT National Youth Talkline: 800-246-7743, https://www.glbthotline.org/talkline.html

Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255, veteranscrisisline.net

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860, translifeline.org

State Labor Offices: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/state/contacts

State & Local Health Departments: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/Phone-Numbers_State-and-Local-Health-Departments.pdf

Child Welfare Information Gateway: https://www.childwelfare.gov/contact/

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