in the midst of all the turmoil i've been harboring in my heart, cal comes through like the hero that she is. without so much as a hint regarding my recent angst about the girls, i woke up this morning to find this email patiently waiting in my inbox:
In a world where the human heart holds such frightening capabilities, we need to protect the guilelessness of children. They are so much more than just the future. They are our conscience. This is what makes you so beautiful. You have nurtured that part of you and children can't help but love you.
Be a strong and child-like nurse.