Monday, January 26, 2009

Letter from the Bush Girls

I came across this link today "Letter to Sasha and Malia" and thought it was so touching.  It brought tears to my eyes as I listened to this letter be read.  The true meaning behind it all. 
Sometimes I worry about my children and the influences that society will have on them.   Thankfully, I am not in the lime light like these children and many others in the political or religious limelight will be and therefore my children are not subject to the intense scrutinty that so many children are.
This video reminds me I will not always be able to protect my children from such things as society, but the most important thing I can do is ignore it and focus on being a great mom and parent.

The video also reminds me while it's so easy to point fingers of blame at people who serve publicly, they are in fact all human. They may be presidents, actors, CEOs, pastors, authors, personalities, and politicians… but they are also human. Fallible, broken, but striving to be better….human.

If you've not listened to the Bush Daughters read this letter take a moment or two to do so.

Love, Gala

We all have a little voice inside us that tells us if we're doing something decent or not,
something loving, something sharing, something giving,
but sometimes we have a lot of chatter in our lives.
That's why we need to learn to be quiet and listen.
(-Christopher Reeve)


Christine said...

I fell over just now when I saw your comment on my blog. I have wanted to post on this topic for awhile, but just never sat down and made myself do it (because that meant FEELING it, with all the worry and concern I have for my own kids and their futures).

I had come across YOUR blog recently, and read through the whole thing in about three days. That's when I sat down and wrote the post. I could not wait any longer. Too much pain out there. Too much silent suffering. Also, way too much assuming and judgment.

I read your words and knew I had to at least get it in front of the people that "read" me. Every day I waited, there were more people out there throwing darts at mothers who were already wounded.

Just wanted you to know. You have had a really big impact on me. I have you on my feed reader and pray for you every time I see a bus. :)

Story of our Life said...

I appreciate your thoughts and words of encouragment. Today has been a really bad day. And if I had the option of going to bed, pulling the covers over my head and not getting up for a few months...I might just try it.