Maddie & Faith
Here is the sun shining and the wind blowing (the lavender was in bloom: the wind smelled like heaven) and these two beautiful friends.
Our hearts are hurting for the whole world, and it's hard to know the best words to say. There is so much sorrow. There is so much to be afraid of.
But still there's the sun.
But still there's the wind.
But still there are the tall trees, and the strong refuge of a friend's arms.
And even now, there's your own heart beating bravely on, and inside that heart (your mightiest stronghold) is kindness that is stronger than fear, and mercy that is stronger than hate, and love that will not be overcome by darkness.
Love that still shines.