Many people often say children don’t know what love is. However, that’s simply not true. If anything, children come into the world showing adults how to love with an open mind and heart. This past week, I saw photo of a man holding a baby in his arms. He looked so beautiful looking down smiling as he held that baby girl. Seeing him with the child reminded me of how safe I, myself felt around him. In fact, he was the only male, other than my grandpa, Clark I truly felt safe around (though our interactions were not many). He and I used to go to the same Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in, New Carlisle, Ohio. At an early age I thought he was the most beautiful boy I had laid eyes on, so much so I felt him to be my, “Prince Eric” from Disney’s, The Little Mermaid. I even asked him in a note to “marry me”. To this day, I have so much love for him in my heart and soul, that seeing that photo of him has brought a tinge of sadness to my heart. However, the smile on his face is proof my prayer for his happiness is being answered. And at this point in life, that’s all that matters, and my experience is proof that children can and do know what love is.
Thanks for listening. And to my “Prince Eric”, may you always be happy and blessed.
Inanna Roxanna Arnett
**Photograph is not mine. I own nothing other than the words I have written today.**