Mother (in the) Hood

February 23, 2010

We are a tribe, a community, a ferocious pack of heart and soul. We are hope and heartache and a source of endless possibilities.  There is nothing in the world that is worth protecting as much as our children. Our children are a reflection of our own past…the good, the bad, the ugly. By nurturing them, we are able to nurture our childlike selves. They are the essence of our present, guiding and determining almost every breath we take. Without question they are our future. We see and anticipate through our own thoughts and actions the lives that they will lead when they are standing alone. We are surrounded by “our children”. We are their parents, their mentors, their neighbors, their friends. Their future is our future. The investment offers a priceless return.

Next time you pass an infant, make eye contact. Hold its’ gaze. You will see the true source of all the world can be.

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