In the 21 days leading up to my 29th birthday, I did a little project on Facebook, called "21 Days of Thankful" It's just a small project to remind me (and others) to be thankful for the little things, in the everyday things that I may take my granted. Some of the things I wrote were.
When I see what is happening in Ferguson, Missouri – a suburb of St. Louis – my heart breaks more and more for little black boys and young men in this country.
For years, I've watched my friends post the most adorable photos of their kids on the first day of school. And I waited. Waited for my chance. Well, now my time has come. Elijah will be starting K4 in a few weeks. I'm very nervous because I've never had a child in school before - and I don't want to "mess up" what ever that means, but I'm also very excited because he's growing up and this is the first of many steps in his formal educational journey.