This is more than a slogan and a campaign to me and the people at Children First, Inc. It gives us the chance to look inside and take a look back at all the work we have done and figure out how we have gotten to this point in life. How we have persevered through tough times or how we coped in order to stay strong. The dig deep aspect lets people understand that in order to build a fortitude, standing strong, you have to start with a foundation which is how you dig deep. A firm willow tree was not initially that tall and powerful. It started off with soil and seeds that needed sunlight, water. All that tending and care is what led it to the state it is in now. The tending and care that affected us is called life and has led us to who we are currently now. Share your story of life, of how you had to Dig Deep to Build Strong. On social media, several stakeholders will be sharing their story of how they had to dig deep, so make sure you follow along on Instagram and Facebook! Now I want to share my story of how I dug deep to build strong.
Growing up I spent a majority of my youth in New Jersey. My mom worked a lot so I would spend almost all of my time at my grandmother's house. I loved when there were snow days because that meant no school and more quality time with her. She is the woman who taught me all the principles in life, but still how to have fun. She taught me how to draw, sew, and paint. Whenever I am struggling or going through tough times I cannot go to my grandmother's house. We are separated by several states but she is always a phone call away. When I need to dig deep I remember everything she taught me. I sew to put my mind at ease. I draw to gather inspiration. And I paint to remember when she would mix the blues and yellows for me, creating several colors with the little amounts we had. For me, digging deep to build strong is going back to days I spent with my grandma and remembering all the love, support, and wisdom she gave me and using it for whatever task or hardship I am trying to accomplish.
Social Media Intern at Children First