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Do not be afraid - SHINE BRIGHT!

Mason and Kendall,
This country is going through a transition. Some people will say that the world is a scary place and that there is NO HOPE for the future. They believe it is dark and bleak.
I want to encourage you to not pay attention. There are things that are awful and terrible. SAD and true. But as life has shown our family there is always HOPE.
There is always good.
You have LOVE, MERCY, COMPASSION, GENEROSITY, AMBITION AND KINDNESS printed on your heart.
These are the tools that are needed.
You have been fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:13).
You are well equipped.
The bible teaches us that there is power in the tongue to speak life… These words are affirmed over each of you daily.
FEAR will tell you that it is not enough and that there is nothing that can be done.
It might say to you that you are helpless and a victim to fate.
Don’t believe these lies. IT IS NOT TRUE.
The world is simply your canvas and it is waiting for the both of you to make your mark on it with your compassion and purpose.
Once you do. This world will never be the same.
This world. This Country. It is still a very beautiful because it is full of people with greatness inside.
ALWAYS BELIEVE IN PEOPLE. Always believe that your actions big or small matter.

There is NO act of kindness too small. When you decide to give. IT MATTERS. When you share. IT MATTERS. When you smile at another person. IT MATTERS.
When you make a decision to love instead of hate it matters.
DO NOT LET ANYONE EVER TELL YOU DIFFERENTLY.
Love is more powerful than evil. PERIOD.


There are a lot of things happening right now that are violent and hateful. Somethings are not fixable and sometimes there is not much that can be said. 
During these times we grieve. 

These are also the times that we could be convinced that there is more evil than good in the world right now.
This is when I look to both of you.

YOU remind me of the good. 
YOU inspire both your Dad and I to be a better people. 
When I look into both of your eyes I see all that is good.
I see light and innocence. 
I see passion and fire.
 I see two kids who will not be easily pushed down or quieted. 
DON’T LET THIS WORLD TAKE THAT FROM YOU.
I am beyond proud of the 4 year old and 8 year old people you are.
You are both world changers.
I LOVE YOU ALWAYS,
Mama
P.S. Can you call me this forever?


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