In going through Arthur Mee's 1000 Heroes looking for stories for future volumes of My World Story Book, I found myself stopping to ponder this little thought from the story of King Edward of England:
"He was like the English people of that time in having no answer to give to the difficulties of the present. He had not the capacity of foresight to devise a policy of his own, and he knew it. He turned to what was within his power. If he could not direct the nation's destinies, if he could not help his people in their present distress, he might leave behind him a legacy of HOPE to support them in the dark days to come.
"This dreamer saw them coming and thought if he could not transform the national life nor perceive how it was to be remoulded, yet when men's hearts should fail them he would give them some HOPE, some consolation to which they might turn in their days of need."
I think that struck a responsive chord because those were the feelings in my own heart when Libraries of HOPE was created. If your families gain nothing else from what I offer, my greatest desire is that the books and stories will have planted HOPE in your hearts. Because as long as there is hope, we will keep moving forward. And if we keep moving forward, eventually spring will come because Spring ALWAYS follows winter.
Art credit: A Spring Day by Friedrich Kallmorgen
The Well-Educated Mother's Heart