Tis the season of learning what's important to our elected officials and candidate hopefuls. Last week, while the Guardians ad Litem in Wake County were enjoying our monthly supper club, Governor McCrory stopped quickly to offer greetings and appreciation for the work we do on behalf of foster children. (Ok, ok. I waved him over as he was passing through Sitti Restaurant and asked for a picture - it's a timing thing).
This morning, while attending the Cary Chamber forum at Prestonwood County Club, I knew Clay Aiken would help me take a selfie. He also took the time to read my Friends of Wake County Guardian ad Litem Program tag and thank me for helping foster children.
The most telling question from this morning's Chamber forum came from the moderator who asked each of the candidates to describe what keeps them up at night. Here are the responses:
I am kept awake worrying about the growing number of foster children in Wake County - 643 as of last Wednesday.
Many have such simple wishes - a warm coat, a computer, to go to a brother's birthday party. The harder wish to grant is for the children who want a sense of belonging, a home with people who will love them just for being who they are.
Want to get activated? Join the Friends of Wake County Guardian ad Litem members on Oct. 14 from 11 to 1 at the NC Judicial Center, 901 Corporate Center in Raleigh. Like Fashion? We've got a fashion show benefiting foster children on Oct. 18. Like to buy gifts? our Guardian Angel Holiday Project kicked off last week.
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Liza is the Faith Filter columnist for the Cary News. Her stories of faith and lives changed by trusting in God are published about four times a year.