Finding Hope in the Lantern Festival of Atlanta and Remembering September 11th
The significance of today has not been forgotten, the events of September 11th will always be etched in my memories as are they of millions of people around the world. While we haven't experienced something to this large of a scale since then, it seems like the news is reporting similar type violent attacks on innocent people way to often. I often wonder are my children numb to these events because of the frequency? I think they are and it breaks my heart because they think this is just normal despite my efforts to explain that this isn't the way we are suppose to walk through this journey called life. The words seem hard to express. I have been sitting here at the computer and have really struggled for words. I do know something and that is I don't want to give up. I want to fight and I do not want to except the events of that day or any of the events following that day as just normal. I believe in humanity. I have seen the good. There is so much goodness and love in this world. We can't let them win. I have hope that one day we will all say enough is enough. Love one another and respect one another. Yesterday, we attended the Lantern Parade in Atlanta. It was so much fun and when you attend something like this it is easy to believe in hope as in attendance there where people from all walks of life.