Your world is easy and innocent. How I wish I could keep it so. How I wish that you never have to see the world for what it is, a place filled with scared and ignorant people and the actions made by those people.
The year you were born is not an easy year. Australia was on fire due to our neglect of the planet, a global pandemic swept the world and it closed down its borders rather than work together and in America black people were killed for simply being black.
And it’s only June.
But, there is light as well. The world is protesting. Rising up together to see change. I hope that by the time you can read this change has happened and we are on the other side.
Your father and I hope to raise you in love. We are lucky to be able to give you not only our love but that of grandparents, cousins, friends and family. But also chosen family. Family that we’ve found in our travels of the world. People that care about you as much as we do.
We hope that all of that love from people all over the world will give you the strength and courage to be that change. To lean on us and be part of what we hope the world to become.
It might seem daunting but I hope it will be so natural that’s it’s not even a question. That together well all make the world a better place.