Monday, December 13, 2010

To the future...

I caught myself watching the 700 Club Interactive the other. No, don't have a heart attack, I haven't found Jesus or anything like that. They had this young couple who had lost their first born daughter shortly after birth. They talked all about God, of course, and I bristled when the woman said that God had made them a promise of more children in the future. But her hope was almost palpable. And when she said that she liked to think of the generations of people they will give birth to...generations that otherwise would not have existed...I wept. Ignoring the naivete of her certainty that she will a living child, I had my own lightbulb moment...

We are mother and father...we will hopefully be grandmother and grandfather...there is a thread here that would not have existed...if...

"They" were right...with time, there is comfort in looking forward instead of back...looking at what we HAVE instead of what we are missing. 

We are fully aware that not everyone is as lucky.
So today I will be content to dream of the generations we have given birth to instead of the generations lost.

And enjoy moments like these...

1 comment:

Pipsylou said...

I like that.

Myles is so sweet.