there are really good ones out there.

parents.
they come in all forms and varieties.


all carrying their own messy brokenness
and their own amazing ability to love.



children.
they come in all forms and varieties.


all carrying their own messy brokenness
and their own ability to love back.



sometimes what we hear and see are the bad parents.
the awful ones.
(oddly) making us feel pretty good about the job we do.


sometimes what we see all around us are the good ones.
doing an amazing job with their littles.
making us feel pretty bad about the ways we fail our children.


but deep down.
we know if we're a good parent.
we know how we love our little ones.
we know they are safe and fed and nurtured.


and what i know
 about these beautiful parents
is that not only have they been given an important job,


(that is, not to be perfect,
but is
to love. these. children.
down to their toes)


and they are doing that job very well.


and you want to know the coolest thing??


they are not alone in that job.
(and neither are you.)
(they have the Perfect Parent to guide them and love them as His own children.)


THE (cutest little) END.