Someone once said that the birth of a child proves that God hasn't given up
on the world yet, and I'm inclined to agree.
After living outside the USA for twenty-eight
years and traveling twice around the world, I find that children are my
greatest reason for hope. I can see it in their eyes and hearts.
They have no axes to grind, they ignore hardship, and they love life.
When we fill their minds with hate, shame on us.
These guys are best friends forever.
This industrious fellow is just returning from a special mission of serving
Arabic tea in traditional tiny cups.
These guys are ready to head off for school.
This young fellow is working with his father in the boatyard. He is
learning boatbuilding skills from his dad who is shaping a boat timber with
These kids are not from Saukin. Their headgear and attire show that
they are from Sudanese tribal regions in the interior of Sudan.
The most important thing I did in my entire lifetime was raise my children.
If my children have good values, if they have good self-esteem, if they have
a spirituality that works for them, and if they are still my best friends
when they grow up, then I am a success.