Monday, April 15, 2013

But we keep the Hope alive

Today, I am hugging my babies. Heaping love onto their little hearts and praying it's enough to carry them in this world. Hoping they grow up seeing the good above the bad, not letting the tragedies they will undoubtedly be faced with cloud their view of beauty.

I know they will likely see more hatred than I saw as a child. More terrorism, on large and small scales. Bullying and disrespect. I pray that they will have the respect to grieve with those who grieve, to help those who need it, to be kind without expecting kindness in return. Most of all, I pray they keep their spirits, and keep hope alive. To know that amidst all that pain and suffering and evil...there is good. There is love, and happiness, and beauty, and we cannot allow it to be overshadowed by those who wish us harm.

My sweet babies. I love you. I pray for you daily. I will do my very best to show you all there is to love in this world, and pray that you can learn to love the ugly, as well.