We have all seen a couple of tough years (and I'm not really sure it's over yet) but we've got to "keep on, keepin' on". It's not easy, but nothing in this life ever seems too easy. We were created because we see big, beautiful, wonderful things in the future for our kids in care but we need to help them as much as we can. Years ago UTSA got ready and made us a "plan" for what we hope will soon become "The Dorm". So often (too often, if you ask me) YTIA gets a call about a youth, now out of care, who needs a place to live. We'd like to help but we can't. Now that we have all gotten through the worst of the pandemic stuff (we hope), now is the time to get going again. We have to re-group, re-boot, or whatever else you want to call it but we're not done. We can't settle for what we have accomplished in the past; that's over; yesterday ended last night. We've just got to "keep on, keepin' on". And, by God's grace we will do it!
Mary E. Valdez is one of the co-founders of YTIA, an attorney with an interest in (hopefully) making things a little bit better.