I have been able to spend some time with my youngest godson, Sam, this week. I love him dearly just as I love all of my godchildren, nieces, and nephews. Yet, I am so grateful to have one of my kids live in the same area! It's been such a joy to watch him grow, see his artwork, experience him learning to ride a bicycle, and playing with his growing imagination. He's quite a character and his creativity knows no bounds!
Sometimes when the weight of the world's evil and suffering overwhelms me, I find hope and joy in Sammy's eyes. These beautiful children of mine give me the motivation to keep striving for a kinder world, a place of acceptance for them all. I am so grateful Sammy is a part of our lives. (I even think Sam is Sherlock's favorite person in the world.)
"To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter." --P. T. Barnum