Cause to Celebrate

mouth full of frosting = bliss

mouth full of frosting = bliss

 

Today is momentous for many reasons, not the least of which is that the Boy was born  on this day twenty-eight years ago. The ensuing years have been filled with magic, joy, an occasional fit of exasperation, and a dollop of mystifying mayhem to keep us on our toes. This is how we learn and grow stronger and better.*

As parents we keep trying to teach our children what we think they need to know to navigate their future. Our children keep learning about these people who claim to be their parents. They keep looking for answers to the questions we couldn’t or didn’t know how to answer. The point is we all hope for more. We strive for better. For safer. For ever more children willing to keep moving the world ahead in a way that safeguards humanity and our planet.

Tomorrow I am taking my commitment to that pig-tailed Boy in the picture (pretending to be his favorite literary character of the moment) to the streets of Boston. So that I can raise my voice with others who wish that tolerance, love, and kindness may one day be the true law of the land.

Reason enough to celebrate, I think. Let’s make some noise.

 

*Or not. Not all humans feel compelled to heed the lessons inherent in life.

 

 

15 thoughts on “Cause to Celebrate

  1. Swoon….always love reading you, Mary. Love the frosting pic – one of our favorite writers(ahem, Christy) sent me a whole boatload of frosting containers for Christmas…with baby spoons for easy dipping. Can there ever be too much frosting?

    I love your voice in this piece, love your spirit and love that you’ll be sharing it with your son. xo

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