It was a simple story. Another addition to The Justly Stories. The boys ate it up. We cried, asked questions, feared, learned, and celebrated all in a matter of 30 minutes. We had open conversation and I saw the side of my boys that I love. I saw their kindness, their compassion, and their thirst for justice.
Even more I saw their need for redemption and grace. "Mom," Thing 2 said through teary eyes, "You have to stop. It's too sad. Someone has to love her." He says of the girl who has poisoned herself with jealousy, selfishness, and greed. Yes! That's it. Someone has to love her despite her flaws. We need to know she can be saved. She can change. She can be made good. This is what I want my boys to believe in and to hope for. I want them to be the ones to love when no one else will. This is what I want for myself, too.
GOOD in this world!
Tonight was a night of redemption. For myself, my children, and the world. I will continue to touch my children's hearts by bonding, healing, growing, and building memories through storytelling. I am so grateful I slept so horribly last night and made up a story to occupy my dark night. I'm even more grateful I willed myself past my Rabbit persona that I have to done in order to survive the bedtime routine and instead chose Kanga for once.