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Sunday, December 19, 2010
Angels Walk (and crawl) Among Us
It seems like only yesterday that my children were small and running around the house like perpetual motion machines. From my current perspective and looking back, they grew very fast, too fast. While they were going through their many stages, it did not seem so, however. Isn't it interesting how Time can change our viewpoints? While sitting in church this morning, my eyes focused on a little toddler who was in her own little world, munching on fish crackers, studying people in her view and making faces at them (and me). It made me think how innocent children really are and how lucky we are to have them grace us with their presence. When we get all caught up in the complexities of Life, we should sometimes consider approaching it with the simplicity that a child does. Often they can be our external conscience when they quietly ask us to explain something they don't understand. But there they are, images of ourselves and how we once were, once upon a time.
So if your kids grew up too fast and you didn't have enough time in your busy schedule to fully appreciate them, take heart because, if you are lucky, you will get a reprieve and can make up for it with your grandchildren. Look, here comes a little angel now, Morgan!
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. - Albert Einstein