Wednesday, July 1, 2015

From love comes greatness

I have had the extreme good fortune over the past years to have some of the greatest conversations with some of the coolest, smartest, most insightful, funny, fun, talented young adults. My children,  children of my brothers,  children of my friends and friends of my children. I don't know when exactly it happens, 15 or 16, but these babies and toddlers have grown into some of my favorite people. I don't know why I am so amazed, I have watched many of them grow up. I have known their parents for most of my adult life, some since childhood and some since our children were wee.

 I am so proud of these young people and who they have grown to be. They are sparkly, smart, artistic, athletic, thoughtful compassionate, thinkers, movers, story tellers. They are caring, compassionate, hard working, shakers, changers and difference makers. I so look forward to hearing what they are up to, where they are traveling to, working at, working toward and yes some of them are already mothers and fathers themselves. So amazing this thing called life. If you are lucky enough to be surrounded by loving caring people, who create more loving caring people, well, I call that a gift. The world sometimes feels cold and crazy, but with all these young folks moving on into the world, how can there not be hope.