Thoughts for the Holidays

It’s 4am and I can’t sleep. And amongst the million things on my mind, I find myself thinking about the girls. Are they ok? What are they struggling with? What’s on their minds? What happened today in their lives? In the midst of their situation, are they becoming the best women they can be…the women they deserve to become?

I’ve been thinking about the past trips I’ve had with them and how my relationship with each one has grown. I love that amongst all the memories I have in my life, some of my favorite are the times I’ve sat with them while doing homework, or listening to music, or wiping away tear after tear as I hug their shaking little bodies. I feel alive beside them. They have been the tools to reawaken my spirit. They are gifts. They make me a better person, not because I can serve them, but because they are a testimony of so much that the world needs to see, and I am humbly a part of their journey in telling the world each of their stories. I daily crave the day when I can again tell each of them I love them and how much of an honor it is to invest in their future.

“Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.”
– Albert Schweitzer

As the holidays rapidly approach us, may we not forget those who have invested in us, and may we constantly be in a state of improving ourselves to invest in others.

“If you’re not giving the world the best you have, what are you saving it for?”
– Unknown

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