Recently we have received more reader photos of hands. I am moved by the love, the tenderness, the hardship and the overcoming that is universal! Here is a photo which reflects a reality of mother and child relationship. Alex and her toddler son, share a personal moment comparing their scars, how similar in position and size, and possibly the memory of pain. I am reminded of how, as mothers, we try to raise our children in a safe and happy world, try instinctively protect them from injury or pain. The reality is that it is beyond our complete control and injury is a part of life. The blessing is in having someone there to pick you up, kiss the wound, wipe your tears and encourage, with a hug, that “it will be just fine”. It is a miracle of healing for our bodies and our souls, that we can overcome the hurt, it can get better and even be a part of what makes each person like no one else. Thank you Alex and Christian.