Hope for the future, for a better tomorrow, a happier and more peaceful world. That is what she is. That is what any child is. Each and every fresh baby is hope.
Each new life that comes into this world means there is hope for the future. Hallie fills me with hope. She’s all I wanted since I was two, and she’s everything I prayed for, with every quality I prayed for, and so much more. She fills me with joy and purpose. I never felt I had a purpose till she came along. This child has taught me how to forgive – a precious gift. She teaches by example, as everyone should. She has taught me to love without limits, without conditions, with a whole heart.
She is good medicine. Belly laughter every day. A smile that is pure love. Innocence. Goodness.
I believe, even with war in the world, with all the hate and anger and despair, Hallie, along with young people like her, will bring great things to this world. She brings all good and wonderful things to my life and my world every single day and has for more than twelve years.
She is my peace on earth. My heaven on earth. She is my Hallie. She is hope.
(Not the clearest picture. It’s from my pre-digital days. The days of the old buy-n-toss cams.)