To my one year old, big brown-eyed sweet baby boy,
In the short year that we have spent together, you have taught me so much. I see how you look to people with your big eyes and smile, hoping to engage with them to make them laugh and feel a little love that you are trying to pass on from your heart.
I watch how you never give a single thought or care to the color of their skin, their gender, sexual preference, or religion. You don’t even know big things like this yet, you just see people. People that you want to connect with, if only for a moment, to make them have a better day.
With everything happening right now in the world, it effects me differently now that I am a Mama. I look to you in these moments and I pray that you won’t ever have to know such hurt or pain that hate brings to others. But, I know deep down that some day you will. You will soon be able to understand the news and will be asking me big questions, that I most often won’t be able to answer.
So as you continue to grow up and see the hate that fills our world, I encourage you to show the world your big heart and let your love continue to pour out onto others. LOVE CONQUERS ALL.
There’s far more love to be shared, so never stop loving, caring, and sharing.
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