Today at the park:
moms with little ones and swelling bellies
brand new baby with much bigger brother
little girl – maybe 7 or 8 – unable to walk, teeth clacking together, the sweetest smile
families of all shapes and sizes
and oh – my heart
baby in stroller parked by parents who clearly are not sober
but not yet as high as they have been
or will be again.
I wonder at the hands we are all dealt
I lift my heart in awe
hang my head in sorrow
vow to do what I can to make the world
a kinder, gentler place.
My friend overseas whose husband was just diagnosed with cancer has started writing – beautifully – in English – thankfully – about her new, altered life. If you feel so moved, please visit. Be a witness for her too.
We are all in this together. This life.