Paris, The World

November 16, 2015

HAPPINESS / Uncategorized

IMG_1954This was a peaceful breakfast we had in Paris a couple of years ago. I join in the movement for choosing to push away fear and bring love and strength to the forefront. My mother and her siblings grew up with parents who endured a war and a third world society. Teaching survival from robbers, abductors etc. was an integral part of their upbringing from parents who had experienced such things. They grew and thrived as a family as Korea came up but still, these lessons were passed on to us. My sister and I were taught to be brave, not fearful. We were strong and kind. We used to roll our eyes when our mom would tell us ways to defend ourselves in case of trouble because we always lived in super hokey-safe neighborhoods. Chris and I want to show Grant that the world is a good place. Sometimes bad things can happen but the world is still good and he can make a difference in it.We are praying for all the people lost in Paris and their families.

What have you been thinking about after the events in Paris?

  • So hard, to teach your kids not to be afraid. I just talked about this to my daughter, who is in her teens and has already been so brave so many times, with all the moves and everything, and especially this past year, when she decided to go to boarding school in England!
    Rather than try to convince her not to be scared about changes and decisions, I told her that it’s ok to be scared, but that she should never let that stop her from doing something that will make her grow and learn. I also shared something that I am about to do myself that I am scared about but that I am going to do anyway, because I know it’s worth it.
    Sorry, so tired, and got a bit ranty… the Paris events were so sad and shocking. But again, I will not let than stop me from visiting this summer if that’s what we decide! Hugs.

  • Isn’t it just so sad? I’ve been trying to see the best in people too but also remembering that we need to be vigilant too. Glad you are bringing up Grant in such a positive way!

  • “I want to show Grant that the world is a good place. Sometimes bad things can happen but the world is still good and he can make a difference in it.” I’ve been thinking about this so much this week. It breaks my heart to bring a babe into a world with such heartbreak, but you’re right-the world is still a good and beautiful place.

    • Yes, Chelsea, you, me and everyone…we make it a wonderful place. When I feel like I’m not doing enough, I try to remember that all the love I show my family and friends, is enough to improve the world. Love to you and your babe, Chelsea!!!