There's a definite chill in the air these days... fall will soon be upon us. The children feel it too as their summer vacation comes to an end and they prepare to return to school on Tuesday. It seems as though the past two months have evaporated all too quickly in the summer heat... except summer's not all that hot here in this corner of Canada!
Although we've done this every year for the past 11 years, there is a different feeling in the air this year. Even the children's whining about being back in school is half-hearted. They know all too well this year how blessed they are. Had they been born in Ghana, their reality could be very different.
No labor day.
No holidays at all.
No school? No end to poverty.
Nothing but 14+ hour days of work to look forward to for the rest of your life.
Yes, this year, I see this season through a different perspective.
The priceless perspective of freedom.
Freedom from slavery.
Freedom to receive an education.
Freedom to be a child.