Yesterday I was in a typical mom-state of back-to-school madness.
Organizing school clothes.
Cleaning the house.
Last-minute hair cuts.
Lily was super excited when the hairdresser put curls in her hair.
All while trying to keep up with my own work schedule as I got ready for their first day of school.
Every mom here can relate.
One of Caleb’s to-do items was writing an “About Me” letter on a blank paper that his 1st-grade teacher mailed him to be handed in on the first day of school.
He was busy at work during breakfast, and I didn’t think anything of it until I got a glimpse of his finished letter whilst stuffing it into his backpack.
At first glance, I laughed. I never know what is coming next with this kid.
Then I cried.
Despite news feeds laden with pain, darkness, and hurt, here in my 6 year old’s backpack was a simple, beautiful message of hope to his new classmates for the coming year.
A message our news feeds desperately need more of.
I wish I could spread Caleb’s love for his peers to my own around the world, and to any little boy or girl who hasn’t heard this message recently.
Don’t Forget . . . Take COURAGE.
You are loved.