The morning for me started out like the past few Saturdays - sitting in a group session with addicts in treatment. As I sit and listen I have to wonder if some of them will ever make it on their own without a substance. But, on a lighter note I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon at my grandsons birthday party.
There's nothing like a group of kids running around having fun and loving life.
He had a water slide in the backyard that all ages seemed to enjoy. My son had the BBQ going cooking carne asada and the pinata was hung in the front yard... fun time!
Today my husband and I will be taking Jaden out for his one on one day with us. I'll let you know tomorrow where we went.
As I was sorting through pictures this morning I came across pictures of my seven-year-old granddaughter with girls that she met for the first time on a 2 day stay in Prescott. I was drawn to the smiles on their faces and the love in their eyes. They met, accepted each other, and acted as if they had been lifelong friends. Oh, how I had forgotten about the innocence of a child. The color of skin, the size of a body, the structure of a face does not matter. They are ready to accept and love unconditionally until we and society teach them differently.
There was nothing but smiles and laughter as they danced, made beaded jewelry, and ate. They made sure that they all were a part of whatever they were participating in. They cared about each other's feelings and made sure that everyone was having fun and was happy. Why is it that we grow to become so obsessed with appearance and behavior of others that we miss seeing the light or the struggles in others? We're so quick to judge b…