With the horrible tragedy recently in Haiti it brought up a great opportunity to teach my kids about the importance of basic human needs. One of those is fresh drinking water. My kids love anything that involves science so they were very interested in what "Water Missions International" is doing during this tragedy. They make these amazing water filtration systems to allow people to purify their muddy, dirty water.
At my parents church they had one of these filtration systems there for people to see how they work, and help raise money for the relief efforts. They also allowed people to write little messages on the tank that will be sent to Haiti later this week. Here is what my children drew:
My daughter drew 2 friends sharing clean glasses of water, I hope 2 friends in Haiti will be standing there smiling at this image and raise their glasses together.
As I watched my 6 year old son write out "Never Lose Hope" around his drawn cross, tears filled my eyes. All on his own he knew they needed this message. Such a universal phrase, something we all need to remember in our darkest hour.
Regardless of faith, ethnicity, age... Never Lose Hope.