Sunday, August 24, 2008
it's pure loveliness to have a child home from her new life in a foreign land on a far-away continent. She shares verbiage constantly, which i use to create my own inaccurate visuals of her world. But it's something. And it is pure amusement to have a second child working w/ "the blind rebbe and his crotch-sniffing seeing-eye dog". She struggles daily to work under a selfish, spoiled bully, calling often to debrief the latest insanity. She's in a lot of pain, but learning invaluable lessons about life and herself. Already a strong soul, this experience will make her invincible if she toughs out the year. A third child struggles with medical issues and needs, a fourth with the new demands of motherhood, the last with a very challenging step-child (and her child) living lazily in her home. All of them are doing well, vacillating between pain, joy, growth, and equanimity. I think they were raised with the skills they need to survive.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
This was one of the coolest thing that's ever happened to me. Micah was perfect, and holding the first born of my first born was indescribable. He changes daily I see from pictures, but I still watch a video of him talking and waving his week-old arms around everyday. I love the changes and events of life, but it's good to hold onto a few perfect moments.