My candles arrived from #Iraq yesterday. A Mother's Day gift to myself. They were handmade by refugee women, a #sisterhood of strong women who are rebuilding lives after the devastation of war. But these are more than just candles - these tell a story of resilience, a story I will recount to my children so that each time we light them they will know their significance. Thank you @preemptivelove for this gift.
For giving them a future.
For making their stories heard.
I wish so much I could hug each one of them, from one mother to another, and tell them everything will be OK.
Instead I will light their candle. That will be my warm embrace. .
#loveanyway #empoweringwomen #persisterhood