Our world sure has changed. Now a parent wouldn't dare let a five or six year old be out of their sight that long, much less travel around the way we did because it would be too dangerous. The days of that kind of innocent freedom are long gone. I've told my kids some of the stories of my childhood and it's hard for them to comprehend being that carefree, which is sad to be because they are children, and everything about being a child should be carefree.
Even with the dangers, there is still so much good in this world. Our children are growing up to be stronger and much smarter than the youth in my day. Of course, with those traits comes more opposition, but that is to be expected. Even the strongest spirits are not immune to the world. Thankfully they are still born with that extra little umph to give the world a swift kick so their light can shine and chase that dark part of this life away.
And that is my wish-that not only our children, but us adults as well, will draw upon that extra umph we've been blessed with to be stronger than the world and chase the dark parts of this life away with our own bright light.
Book: The Ariana Trilogy
Author: Rachel Ann Nunes
Publisher: Deseret Book
I was so happy to get a copy of this trilogy and I love having all three books in one volume. I read them all for the second time in a couple of days, and just like the first time, I cried through them:o) This is truly a great series.
The Ariana Trilogy can be purchased at your local bookstore or by logging on to deseretbook.com
The Journey is available on jadamsnovels.com