It’s been a tough week. On Wednesday morning I texted my mom: “Oh, Momma, I’m so sad. And even more confused. I’m grateful to not have children right now.” How do you explain to them something that you cannot comprehend yourself? Well, after a good amount of Kleenex, a few inspired conversations with some girlfriends, and four hours at the @artshackbrooklyn, I changed my mind.
I do wish I had kids today. I would tell them that sometimes life doesn’t turn out the way we hope it will, but that’s what faith is for. I would tell them that sometimes tears can help you find your strength, that confusion can sometimes lead you to a new center, and that love can still live within our biggest disagreements or differing opinions. And with their hands in mine, I would tell them that even though there is a lot in this world that we cannot control, we were built with two hands that can create things, plant things, pray for things, and care for other people. These are things we can control. How we show and share love (and d🍩nuts)–that is something we can control.
So whether you have kids of your own or you’re an Auntie like me, let’s live our best lives and care for each other because our children are watching. Let’s show them what love for another human truly looks like; and let’s teach them that walls and ceilings can and must be broken because at the end of America’s #demoday, I’m sure there is some beautiful #shiplap waiting to be discovered. ❤️️