Raising a little girl is absolutely terrifying.
I find myself processing situations and comparing risks far more than I ever did when I only had to think of myself. And sometimes, the thought of any action bringing any kind of harm to her cripples any chance of adventure that comes my way.
I recently read an amazing post that truly had me thinking. Then praying. Then surrendering.
My biggest fear isn't in my daughter's death, it's in my daughter's suffering. And the beauty that shines through in her gorgeous face doesn't just bring me joy, it brings me fear, because this world has mastered the ability to manipulate the image of beauty and render it dead.
So as my husband and I set out to shine light in a world where modern day slavery and child trafficking consumes the hearts of millions, I can't help but find myself taking steps backward at the thought of my little girl falling captive to the very ones we feel called to love.
And each step takes me back to a much safer place. But can I really create my own heaven on earth by attempting to remove the risks all together?
So I aim to grasp the Heaven that comes through Christ and work at embracing Faith.
For we were never promised an easy and safe life.
And while I'll be fullfilling my duty to responsibly care and protect this little beauty of a heart that roams this earth, I set my safety in Heaven and not here on Earth.
And even though raising little girls in this world is a scary thing, it's a privilege I've been given to help bring light on a True Beauty that this world cannot shatter.