|My grandkids, 2013. The family collage: Christmas Eve at Casa de Mama.|
I hope they chose wisely. I hope their wishes come true. I hope they stay safe and healthy. That the god and goddesses who watch over children are always with them. That angels like my brother Loren sit on their shoulders at all times and protect them, encourage them, give them confidence. I hope my grandkids stay positive about life, choose a good path to their future, take life’s inevitable ups and downs with strength, even humor, and remain resilient. Yes, resilient and strong, bending with the wind like reeds.
I hope they remember they live in a global village, that some people are less fortunate than they are, that in gratitude and with compassion they can contribute to making the world and their environment a better place.
I pray that they grow in wisdom, stay true to themselves, follow their dreams. These are some of my new year’s wishes for my grandchildren, and for kids of all ages all over the world.