I saved this post for the “day after” 9/11. Because, that day has been set aside to grieve those people who we all lost. But, there is another grief. I look at my girls and I pray they will one day understand what it was I saw in the days following September 11, 2001. (My two oldest were only 3 and 4. My youngest was not yet born). I pray that I get to see it, again. And, what was it? It was unity. It was kindness. It was grief which caused strangers to look at each other with empathy and cry on each other’s shoulders- without noticing differences. Everyone was human. Why did it take grief to cause such love? And, how did we forget so soon? We are called not only to grieve with one another.. but to rejoice. I hope my girls know such happiness. And such kindness. Without the grief. I want them to laugh with others and find a connection which erases all division. Maybe, in that moment, they will see the world in a very different light. And, they will be better for it.
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