Being awake in the early hours with a teething baby gives you a lot of time to think. Something which I’m still trying to decide if it is a good or bad thing.
You see no matter where you are in the world right now it all seems a little crazy.
With the austerity measures effecting so many here in the U.K. The rise in Child poverty levels, homelessness and the devastating effects the cuts are having on a local level. Social care cuts, libraries closing and so much more.
Over in the USA the realisation of the what is coming in the next four years. Are we heading into an area of bigotry, hate and discrimination.
The awful attacks that are still happening in Syria, the lives being lost day after day.
It’s beginning to feel like hope is leaving this world.
Yet as I sit here with this precious little one in my arms I am reminded by something.
As my little man places his hand in mind I am reminded how hope brought him to me. That from darkness came light.
It also hits hope the personal choices we all have to make. Do we allow this to continue or do we stand up and fight?
Fight against the darkness
Fight against the dark by being light.
I wish I had the answers, I wish I knew how to make it all okay.
But I don’t
But I know what I can do.
I can continue to love on people, to reach out to those who need some reassurance some hope.
I can stay fighting locally via the political landscape hoping and praying to make the impact of the austerity cuts less.
I can make sure I raise my children to believe in people, that love comes in many ways. That your gender should never define your decisions or your expectations. That your sexuality is never different or wrong.
I can email, protest and pray for the end of the persecution of all. Religion, your place of birth should never be a reason for hate.
I can be hope, live hope and breathe hope.
Love will always win.
This is something I will never lose hope in.
So that’s my decision, I guess the question is what’s yours?