I have the extreme pleasure of featuring over at Provoketive today. The post is called “Are You Sure?” go check it out.Below you will find an excerpt. Click over to Provoketive to read the rest and drop some comments.
Are You Sure?
It was the last week of April and, as usual, we were taking our weekly walk down the tiny trails trying to get to know our neighbors. We had been in Paraguay about seven months when talk of Mother’s Day rolled around. While we visited that day I noticed a lot of small children. It’s not uncommon for a struggling family to still have six or more kids.
I looked at the economic condition of these people living in what amounted to lean-to’s. Two, sometimes three walls of split coco-palm logs lashed together with vines and topped with grass provided cover from rain. I knew they didn’t have many possessions. I thought how sad it must be for these mothers to watch their little ones grow up and not have any memorabilia of their childhood. Seeing all these little ones bouncing around an idea bounced into my head.
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