We will be the light

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These two give me all the feels! The smiles, the giggles, the snuggles. They give me hope! With everything going on in the world around us I have been trying to focus extra hard on filling all three of my little loves up, teaching them to love each other and letting them know how much we love them.

I know life will not be easy for them, it hasn’t always been easy for me nor is it always easy for any one else. I feel very strongly though that we as parents, grandparents, friends, aunts and uncles are the ones who need to prepare our children for how they can best live their lives and how we and they can be the change that we need to see in the world.  I believe change starts in the home and if I help equip my littles with the right tools to take out into life with them they will be far better off. And what are those key tools? For us they are kindness, grace, humility, forgiveness, love and patience. We want to teach them to be a light in the darkness, a gentle touch, a soothing word, an uplifting voice when someone needs encouragement.

We are a biracial family with both biological and adopted children, statistically we have a lot going against us but if you ask me we have a lot more going for us. We have a choice, to choose to be a light, to spread love, to lift others up, and to be that kind word or helping hand to someone in need. We have a God who is much bigger than us and who loves us all more than we will ever know. We have the knowledge and opportunity to pray for and teach our children that right is always right, that love is always the way and that being a light in the darkness is always the answer no matter how hard it is. We will teach them that it’s not always easy being the bigger person and choosing to do what’s right in a world that often seems so wrong, because we want them to always be proud of who they are and how they have shown and spread love. We all have different beliefs and I’m ok with that, but truth is still truth and right is still right and love will always be the best way.

Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”.~Ephesians 31:32

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