How Do I Explain This? | Cincinnati Family Photographer

As the inauguration aired on Friday, I stood and watched in disbelief that Donald Trump is now our President.

While we’ve taught our kids to respect the process and the Office, all I kept thinking was, how do I best explain to my kids that the leader of our country is this man that we disagree with on so many levels?

And then I remembered this quote by author L.R. Knost: “It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.”

President Trump doesn’t decide what kind of adults our sweet babes become. 

We do.

For our family, we will raise our kids to love Jesus, to love ALL people, to be kind, to be open-minded, to choose to always see the good, and to serve others with love.

In the end, all we can do is LOVE. And love well.

To my sweet friends of color, to my girlfriends who have felt degraded and belittled, to any of my friends who have felt like you’re less-than because of our President’s words and actions,

I see you. And I hope our love for you is louder than any other noise you hear.