"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of 'disaster,' I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers - so many caring people in this world." -- Mister Rogers
Thank you so much to everyone who posted a photo of your child to our Facebook Wall this week. I've never featured this many photos on a Friday Favorites before. I really do wish I had room to post them all.
This has been such a hard week. I know I'm not alone in the overwhelming grief I feel. I'm comforted by all the good people in my community who I know look after, and love my kids when they are out of my sight. I'm also comforted by the images you all sent in of your own children. In the words of President Obama "we bear responsibility for every child, because we’re counting on everybody else to help look after ours, that we’re all parents, that they are all our children." We can all be helpers. And I promise I'll be a helper for your children, if you promise to be a helper for mine.
Cat, Amy and I will be taking next week off to be with our families. I'm going to spend the week snuggling my boys extra tight. And I'm going to relish in all the hope, joy and innocence this season has to offer!
I will post a Friday Favorites on Dec. 28th however, and I'll be asking you to share your favorite photo of the year (a hard one I know!) It can be of any thing, but it has to be your favorite one from 2012.
Can't wait to see what you post!!
Sarah Scanlon Gallagher
Sarah Gibson Hayes