Project 52:51 – hopeful
As previously stated my “He said, She Said” format is no more since my husband has now abandoned our Project 52. These last post will include my image only. I’m happy to let him off the hook since he has so many things he is working on for our family.
Since learning of the recent tragedy in Newtown I have been at a loss for words. Like probably every other parent in this world who is aware of it I have been in pain. Not because I knew any of them personally but because it breaks my heart to think of their pain. It hurts my soul to imagine their loss. They are not just a news story. They could be any of us.
I realize that I am not saying anything new but these acts have made me reflect deeper. I cry thinking of the gifts that these parents had probably already bought for their children. Could I live out my life if it had been one of my girls? What can we learn and what can we change in the aftermath? Part of me wants to run away and keep my family in a bubble but then what would be the point of living?
Our parenting journey is full of hope. I dare believe that there is a way to live life trusting in a higher power. I dare believe that despite the evil that resides with us on this planet this life is worth living and I am hopeful. I am grateful. I am humbled. I want to hold my girls tight. I want to tattoo my love on their hearts and I want to give them my best because we never know when our light will be extinguished. If tomorrow I am gone or they are gone I want them to know in their bones how much they mean to me and how loved they are.
I find comfort in the love of my family and hope in humanity. May the surviors of Newtown, the parents, teachers, families, find hope growing in their hearts soon so it can edge out the despair and pain that may be there now.
My baby was enjoying the “snow” at the Christmas spectacular in Fiesta Texas. It was a giant snow globe you could get in to get your pictures taken. That smile. Her innocence. It gives me hope.
Any thoughts? I’d love to hear them, please share in the comments.
Other Project 52 Posts:
and while Life in an Instant from Kids Stuff World is not exactly a Project 52, the concept is still the same- share an image for the week and link up… so I’m including it here. Hope you enjoy these blogs