As we are all aware, this isn't the ideal time to celebrate anything. There is so much uncertainty in the world we are currently living in and it's just not fair for the little ones in our lives who are unwillingly sacrificing so much. But like Mr. Rodgers said, "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping". Well, she was, and continues to be right. In the darkest of times come moments of unspeakable beauty. It makes us forget, even if only for a brief moment, what's happening around us.
Today, a sweet little girl turned 5 in my neighborhood. Although unable to gather and celebrate the way we are accustomed to, the show went on. And wow did it ever go on. Lines of cars wrapped around the entire neighborhood, including the fire and police. Over the sounds of cheering and horns and blasting music was the unmistakable sound of a squealing child in the throws of pure birthday bliss.
I'm so proud of our community for so many reasons but this moment will be so hard to beat. (Although I wholeheartedly welcome the challenge.)
Just a few photos to share. These aren't the best because I had to stay far back, but we had a blast doing it! Thanks to all for this beacon of hope!!! We are in this together, Ohio strong!