Dear little one,
I have been burdened to write this to you lately as I look around me at everything going on in our world. I lived a fairly sheltered life as a child. I didn’t know about most things, especially bad things going on around me. Just now, as an adult, I have found out SO many stories from my mom about students at her school, most of whom I knew, getting in trouble for all sorts of bad things they were doing. I didn’t know they were doing any of this! In my mind, everyone I knew was doing the same thing I was, which was nothing. I was naive.
I want you to be naive too. I want you to carry a baby doll until you’re WAY too old to be carrying one.(Not that I did that or anything.) I want you to think everyone in your class lives in houses like ours and have parents like yours. I want you to think the best of everyone. But, at the same time, I need you to know that the world that you are going to be born into, is a world with a lot of bad things happening in it. People kill people for reasons like they cut them off in traffic. People judge others all because of their race. People force themselves sexually on others. Sometimes, when this happens, it isn’t considered rape because of who the person is or because the victim had had too much to drink. (Lord help me, if you are a girl, once you go to college.) People get divorced. Husbands hit their wives. Wives hit their husbands. Parents hit their children. People kill unborn babies. All of these things happen in our messed up world, and there is nothing you(or Daddy and me) can do about it.
I take that back, there is something we can do about it. We can pray for the world around us and show the love of Jesus through us. We can show others that there is a better way to live rather than the life they are living. I am praying for you every single day sweet baby, and that is never going to stop, but I want you to learn to pray for those around you as well. I pray that you are compassionate and loving and kind, ESPECIALLY to those who are hurt and broken. And let me tell you, this whole entire world is broken. Let’s love them.