I Celebrate


I celebrate the child
who overcomes circumstance
who overcomes hurt and fear
and learns forgiveness
I celebrate the child
who rises above the world
and looks beyond the pain and terror
and sees that goodness and beauty do exist
I celebrate the child
who searches for truth and light
and rejoices in its discovery
embracing pure knowledge and understanding
I celebrate the child
who makes mistakes and stumbles
but learns humility
and can continue on steadfast
I celebrate the child

Photo by Lane V. Erickson