Friday, December 05, 2008

Children

"Why Children are like Kites" by Karen L from St. Louis...

You spend years trying to get them off the ground.

You run with them until you are both breathless. They crash ... they hit the roof ... you patch, comfort and assure them that someday they will fly.

Finally, they are airborne.

They need more string, and you keep letting it out.

They tug, and with each twist of the twine, there is sadness that goes with joy.

The kite becomes more distant, and you know it won't be long before that beautiful creature will snap the lifeline that binds you together and will soar as meant to soar...free and alone.

Only then do you know that you have done your job.

Reminding you that if you have children, love them, cherish them and appreciate them. Having children is the only thing we do as humans where we are partners with God in creation. Divine energy is about unconditional love. And the only way one can truly learn this is by having children. Only a parent can internally understand what it means to constantly give and give and give – especially to an infant – without expecting anything in return.

8 comments:

Kathleen said...

This was Great!

Still have Abe in my prayers

Twisted Fencepost said...

I keep telling my youngest he's never gonna grow up and leave home.
He is 12 and already taller than me. I don't think he's listening! tee hee

Gramma Ann said...

Watching our children grow into loving adults and become parents is one of the greatest joys in life.

My daughter Jill laughed one day and said, "I scared myself today." I said, "what happened?" She said, "I said Oh No! I'm starting to sound like mother!" haha!

Melinda said...

beautiful post mom! love you....take it easy!!!!!!!

Beth65 said...

Great point of view, enjoyed it much, thanks for sharing, God bless.

Nancy said...

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(((((( HUGS ))))))

Renie Burghardt said...

Beautifully written, and so true!

Sleep well, Patty.

Renie

HOBO said...

Well said.
Claps !!!