I just barely started volunteering at the Crisis Nursery. Today was my first time and I LOVE IT! The nursery is a place parents can bring their kids when they are going through hard times. ie a divorce, hard finacial times, the children can also stay there up to two weeks if they are waiting to go into foster care. Many of the kids here have been abused. I was nervous at first but then I had this little girl come up to me and just cling. She was about five, and tiny. She asked me to carry her everywhere. We played hide and seek, ate a snack and played house. So adorable. I also became friends with two brothers. One about a year and a half, the other almost three. They were so cute. They older one was a bit of a dare devil and enjoyed jumping off the slide then climbing up and doing it again. Little brother wasn't so eager to try this, but we did have a lot of fun riding a scooter around.
I am so glad I was introduced to this place. It makes me feel like I'm making a difference in some small way. Who knows, maybe one of these kids will grow up and help kids coming from the same situations. The cycle must continue I suppose :)