Precious Little One

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Theophilos

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The sun was already low but it found its way between tall buildings to shine some light on my wife and the presecious little someone she was holding in her arms as they wheeled her out of the hospital. Our two-day-old daughter was sleeping, blissfully unaware of the world she had come to live in. How beautiful they both were. That moment may have been one of those rare instances when an exterior event resonates deeply inside a person and finds a reflection in the world of emotions which turn it into an abstract mixture of colors, tones, sounds and undefined shapes. They were all in there, in my mind, my chest, my heart, and my stomach.

We brought her into our home made of books, silence,and digital screens which let much more of the outside world in than the heavily shaded windows and a few social ties ever could. She was still sleeping, still blissfully unaware of everything around her, stil radiant in color, shape, energy and sound. We placed her in the crib my dad had made and watched her in her smallness and quietness. Barely a foot in space, yet infinitely long in our hearts, barely two days in time, yet endlessly present in our minds. Sleep tight, our precious little formation of cells that breaths, thinks, moves, cries, smiles, and caries you around, you- whoever you might be. The world is indistinguishable to you from your own self. When you move, the world around you moves, when mommy and tata approach, the world approaches. What a beautiful way to exist! Enjoy it while it lasts, my little gateway to how we should be. Enjoy it before the boundaries are made to forever split you from the world and everyone in it. Sleep tight, and breathe deeply because when you sleep, we sleep. Rest well, and dream soundly, because when you dream, we dream.

And yet in all your oneness with the world, you are still your own self, different from me, different from your mom, and from everybody else in this world. You have your own mission to fulfill, and we are only your guides along the way. Think of us as traffic signs, but you decide where to go, where to turn and which exits to take. Go on dreaming even when you are awake, for being a dreamer is the grounds for being fully awake.

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Good morning community, hope I didn’t bore anyone with this long essay. Just wanted to share something that is very dear to my heart and that we all can relate to. There are no boundaries, we are all one. The world tells us we’re separate, but we are not. Though unique persons, we are all organisms of one body.
 

Leastamongmany

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This so touched my heart,Theo! I felt all those joys and wonders at the birth of my precious children. My son is no longer with me! My beautiful daughter is a wonderful mom herself and just turned 40, last Saturday! Blessings ! Keep sharing love with us!
 

CharliRenee

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I too found this very touching, and the very opposite of boring. Precious indeed. It has me excited and hopeful for my next visit with my grandchildren.

God Bless you for the encouragement and kindness, pointing to our precious unity in Him.
 

p_rehbein

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The MOST IMPORTANT part of your Pros was:

"when you sleep, we sleep"

:)

Good story Bro.
 

Magenta

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Are you a new poppa? Congratulations! Blessings to you and your family...

Your lovely essay brought to mind Kahlil Gibran's "On Children" (from The Prophet) :)
 

Theophilos

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This so touched my heart,Theo! I felt all those joys and wonders at the birth of my precious children. My son is no longer with me! My beautiful daughter is a wonderful mom herself and just turned 40, last Saturday! Blessings ! Keep sharing love with us!
Happy birthday to your daughter! I’m 40 also. Very sorry to hear about the loss of your son, that must have been terrible. Blessings to you and your family as well.
 

Theophilos

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Are you a new poppa? Congratulations! Blessings to you and your family...

Your lovely essay brought to mind Kahlil Gibran's "On Children" (from The Prophet) :)
Been a poppa for 3-1/2 years now. Love that poem and modeling much of my parenting on the same principles.
 

Theophilos

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I too found this very touching, and the very opposite of boring. Precious indeed. It has me excited and hopeful for my next visit with my grandchildren.

God Bless you for the encouragement and kindness, pointing to our precious unity in Him.
Thank you