20 Elul 5773
By Stacey, Jill, Jack and Izzy Silberman
Reflection looks different in the eyes of young children. Below is our young family’s initial reflections for Elul.
“I’m wishing for my family” shares Jack as he gazes into the Disneyland fireworks. “I love Mommy, Mama and Jack,” chimes in Isabel. In that moment no one else in the world exists except our little family of four even though we are surrounded by thousands of people.
How did we get so lucky? This unconditional love, these simple statements that our four year old twins share is what I think our life is about.
Listen to Izzy’s reflection on Family
It is so easy to get caught up in every day life, go to work, go home, take care of the necessities, and repeat daily. It is so easy in these every day routines to forget the small tender moments of love that are very likely what fuels the energy required to get through each day.
It is absolutely amazing to watch Jack and Izzy learn and grow and share their knowledge but it’s even more amazing to see the love that pours out of them without prompting. Perhaps it is the joy of youth and being so young that allows them to declare their unconditional love so often and so bluntly. If it is, I hope they stay young forever. Maybe that’s what might make the world a bit better, if more people felt free to declare their unconditional love whenever the mood struck or maybe when they’re watching the fireworks at Disneyland.