I am a mom. Life as I knew it has changed in ways I didn't anticipate. Oh sure, there's the middle of the night feedings and the drool on all my clothing, the inability to shower on a schedule or eat a meal with two hands, but that's not what I mean. What has surprised me most is the increased urgency I have to make a difference for my daughter. I have always been pretty principle-oriented, and those that know me know that my convictions are pretty firm. But, now I think of my little girl and how she will grow up in a world that is increasingly hostile to the worldview that my husband and I wish to impart to her. I can no longer stand by indifferently.
It has been said (by whom, it is disputed) that all that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. We live in a society where evil is triumphing and far too few good men are doing anything. Maybe it has always been this way, and I'm just seeing it now because I have a daughter; or maybe evil really is on the rise. Regardless, I have determined that this blog will be my little something. It may not be as big a something as others can do, but, with apologies to Dr. Seuss...something is something, no matter how small. It is my hope that my little something encourages like-minded people to find their little somethings. And, if along the way a heart is changed or a conviction is awakened, I'll consider this blog a success.
With that in mind, I'll close my first post with the invitation letter I send to my middle school students one year before school started:
constant dangers, safe return doubtful.