The world is a big, uncertain place for all little ones, and forming friendships with families of all kinds helps prepare them for it!
What if in building your walls of protection and barricading hearts you shut out the ones who just might actually want to stay? Community is a two way street. If you don’t let them in, you will never know the ones who truly love well.
So, what if you let down that wall and just let them in?
Before bridges can be built, walls must be torn down. And before walls can be torn down, walls must be understood.
And then she knelt down next to me, asked me questions, and got to know me as well as anyone can in a ten-minute conversation. I felt understood and noticed and cared for.
I’m asking you to focus less on the problem and consider the possibility you could in fact be part of the solution.