5.19.2017

The WIC Office on my 29th Birthday


I sat in the parking lot of Aldi reciting my name, contact information, and household income to the woman on the phone. Two impatient, squirmy boys sat strapped in car seats in the back of my small sedan as I tried to keep my voice steady. "Umm...when is your next available appointment? April 26? Yes, that's fine." I had just scheduled an appointment with the office for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) on the day of my 29th birthday. I forced back the hot tears that sprang to my eyes as my ever-insightful toddler would sense right away that Mommy was "sad," and tried to imagine a more depressing scenario than spending the morning of my birthday applying for government assistance.

...continue reading at Friends United Meeting's Daily Journal.


Photo credit: Dan Kasztelan

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