"Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you.
And although they are with you yet they belong not to you."
I went to a beautiful garden today. It was joyful and full of hope. That's because it was a pinwheel garden. Pinwheels are the new national symbol of child abuse prevention, and many cities all over the country are planting pinwheel gardens for the month of April. These pinwheels were planted by children, with some assistance from others. The blue ribbon is a symbol for everyone to care about the needs of children. In my state of Virginia, forty four children died last year from injuries involving abuse or neglect from people they knew and trusted. Forty of them were under four. If we think a child is being neglected or abused, we should not be silent. We need to call the local social services department. The parent guidance hotline is 800-CHILDREN. For the children.
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. " Mark 10:14