Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Circular Reasoning


Really, honestly, and to the deep places in my soul, I am fascinated by my children.  It never occurred to me why other people -- blinded parents -- were so in awe of their absolutely regular offspring, but now, as a parent myself, with eyes wide open, I understand. 

I am fascinated by my children because they are fascinating.

Do you see how the long bone of her leg is now longer than her entire body was at birth?  Do you notice the way she crooks her hand backwards while she's speaking, trying to illustrate an important point?  Did you ever stop to think about how many connections were made in her brain as an infant that have painted her into this picture of uniquely formed ideas and hopes?  Have you wondered why she has dark hair, and her sister's is blonde, even though they were made from the same combination of DNA?  Do you see that her laugh goes silent when she's laughing at her hardest? 

And do you notice that each moment is a new chance to SEE?  Each second is another opportunity to learn about this person you think you know...but who will surprise you at every turn?

Yes, I'm fascinated by my children. 

Because, after all, they are fascinating.

9 comments:

  1. They are fascinating. I'm constantly blown away and intrigued by all of the little things about them.

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  2. I love this. I can watch my boys all. day. long! doesn't matter what they are doing, I love to watch them. I too, notice every little thing, every change, no matter how bog or small... sometimes I almost feel like I'm stalking them :)

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  3. Yes. Fascinating and intoxicating. Confounding and profound. Hilarious and always surprising. Lovely.

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  4. They are amazing little people, aren't they? I love watching Molly play...I can almost see the little synapses in her brain firing away :)

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  5. Fascinating and wonderful - I agree and I don't even have any of my own. But nothing beats an hour spent with my niece or nephew.

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  6. They are completely fascinating. I'm constantly awed by God's design.

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  7. Great post Sarah. It is so true what you say. Mine recently seem to have grown so much. I feel so blessed to have two of them.

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  8. Yes, I notice. Their individual spirit, the choices they make, how they break my heart sometimes with their unexpected kindness. This is the sweetest kind of love :)

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  9. This is beautiful.. I feel like this about by facinatingly ordinary chidlren too :) You said it so well.

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