Tuesday, September 11, 2007

musing...


about three months before preston was born my mother-in-law told me that after the baby was born life would become a whole lot simpler for me.

in that (brief) moment, i wondered whether she was certifiable.

but, as preston begins his fifth month of life i must confess that my mother-in-law was right. since preston entered our life i've realized that obsessing about my personal story is far less important, and much less fulfilling, than wholly investing myself in his story, the narrative of my marriage, the life of my community and the reconciling mission of my God.

so life has become a bit simpler. i'll drink to that.

6 comments:

cade said...

so life has become a bit simpler. i'll drink to that.

i hear you're body needs water...

Agent B said...

Nice musing. Thanks.

mike said...

that is the most beautiful and hopeful thought i have heard/read in a long long time.

Before Girl said...

I hope Preston gets to drink to that as well. :)

Agent B said...

So...what's with the woody allen/billy grahm link?

Do you relate to one or both of them?

g13 said...

thanks to everyone for the kind and funny words.

as for the link, it has no relation whatsoever to the post. i found it on killing the buddha and think the video provides a unique perspective on a time when americans of different stripes were much more civil to one another.

pax.