“This is your journey, your battle.
Be brave. Find your gift.
Use it to save what you love.”
~from ‘Son’ by Lois Lowry~
There was a point that night
I remembered the advice
someone gave me before my own wedding
“Stop. Look around. Take it all in.”
So I did.
It was beautifully silent
as I breathed in
What a dream come true looks like.
Fifteen of the Thirty children came that night.
I watched their faces light up
when they saw the written story being told
of WHO they are
of WHO they have yet to become
It was everything I had envisioned
when I first muttered the words
“I have an idea.”
photographed next to the clothes
that are a small, yet profound, piece
in the story of WHO they are
celebrating how far they’ve come
embracing how they have put bright light into the world
For me, it was a night of rejoicing
in how being heard
gives all children permission
to listen to themselves.
that using my gift
gives me permission
to be brave and save what I love