Our children were given a paper bag and asked to
to crumple it up,
and really mess it up but
do NOT rip it.
Then they straightened out the bag,
and iron out the wrinkles.
Though they worked hard to smooth it out,
we noticed how scarred the bag still was.
We made the bags into self portrait puppets.
And discussed how scars from our past will
always be there -
scars from others hurt our hearts.
How we hurt each other with our words,
But, we are family and we will work through
and help make the scars a bit more bearable!
My babies come from worlds where they have been hurt so
deeply these scars will never go away.
But, thank God they can heal
and learn how to love others -