Musings on Life Begun

So my wife and I are now reponsible for four lives brought into the world; four new springs that will water the world; four new roads that are as yet unmade, untravelled, uncharted. All of my children, including the new guy, were born into this world through blood and pain, screaming at the loss of comfort and security, begun in passion and with passion arriving. All of my children are very different from each other, with their own special light and life that marks them as indidvidual humans in a sea of humanity. And I am wondering, wondering……..where did we go so wrong?

My children wake up every day in adventure and discovery mode and even when they feel the need for structure and home, as we all do, it’s just so they can recharge their batteries and set off again. It’s like living with Lewis and Clark, Magellan, Columbus, take your pick. Injury is a brief stop for a band-aid, (Anna thinks they are pretty!) Anger is fast, pure, and forgotten (MG screams like a panther!). Love is every moment of every day (Becket will hit you or hug you and it still means, ‘I love you!’). They trust those they love (well, Gideon has no choice right now!).

Why do we let go of these traits? Why can’t we recognize that children are books of information on how to live our lives? When did we forget who we were?

You know who my children really are?
Hermione Granger
Amelia Earhardt
Well, whoever Gideon is……….

Who is it that we were supposed to be that we left lying in a dress up box because we were too afraid, or too grown up, or too sensible?

W.C. Fields once said that anyone who hated dogs and kids couldn’t be that bad……

W.C. Fields was a daft drunk.


3 thoughts on “Musings on Life Begun

  1. Are you going to make a habit of posting the same thing in both of your blogs? It makes one wonder, “What’s the point of having two?”

    Good blog though. I posted a real comment on this post in the other blog. Have fun raising Gideon! (FOUR, Jason…FOUR!)

  2. mY lost character is Jo from little women. I think she is fiesty, adventurous, confident, smart, passionate, determined, sincer…and well you have seen the movie.

  3. OKAY!!! THIS IS FOR ALL THOSE WHO WANDER HERE!!! NOTHING EVER HAPPENS BY ACCIDENT!!! IF YOU ARE READING THIS…IT’S SPECIFICALLY FOR YOU!!! This is for the “secret blog readers”. You know who you are! You check in periodically in need of a fix…just something to keep you going! Well here’s a fix for you!!! Get fixated on this! And DON’T LET THAT SIGH COME OUT OF YOU SAYING IT’S TOO LONG TO READ!!! Your FATHER put it out on the table for you…will you partake? 🙂

    He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

    Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

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