Many of us have heard the African Proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” As a mom, this proverb speaks volumes and I was stirred with a word this morning that urged me to add more.

IT TAKES A VILLAGE — to remain hopeful.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE — to show kindness.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE — to give without expectation.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE — to unite when apart.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE — to feel love.

It takes villages around the world to remember why we’re here in the first place. It’s not about the economy or lack of toilet paper. It’s about the village; our communities, families that we cherish, and friends that we love.

“Distance makes the heart grow fonder” — reigns with even more truth, now. It’s about holding onto hope that we will hug one another, again.

“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” 
-Psalms‬ ‭91:11‬ ‭(ESV‬‬)

I love my village, each of you, always.