A sign of hope

Our first granddaughter has arrived. She is our 4th grandchild–but the first girl. As I held her, I thought…every child is a sign of hope–regardless of how it was conceived or the circumstances into which it is born. Unfortunately for many, those circumstances are awful. But…

When you look into the face of a child looking around at this world for the first time, there’s a sense of wonder and awe–and for a few minutes, we also have the chance to see the world differently.

A baby challenges us to not be satisfied with the status quo but to believe that things can–and must–be different so that all who come into this world can have the same opportunities for love, shelter, warmth, food…

I am grateful that Anara has those opportunities…and pray that her name (which means “Princess of Peace”) is truly indicative of her future and the future for all children. But I must also do more than simply pray…because we have been so blessed, we have a responsibility to do what we can to make that world of peace possible.

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