Monday, September 29, 2008

The reflection in my childrens' eyes

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When I was younger people would comment to my mother how good her kids were, and she would always blame all the goodness on having started with good stock.
The nature verses nurture debate will last forever, but I like to think that every child reflects two sets of parents. Each of us reflects his or her earthy parents, be they biological or adoptive, and heavenly parents, the ones who fashioned our souls.
I think my mother had a point, my kids are certainly better people than the influence of their family and friends could have possibly made them. There is something in their eyes that reflects goodness known longer than their sojourn under my roof. There is a spark of love in them that is eternal and perfect, and the proof of divinity lies within that spark.
I live in wonder of all that God teaches me about Him and I through my children, and I thank Him for them every day.


Aaron and crystal said...

I can scarce fathom not being able to raise my children. They are some of heavenly fathers most valiant( as I believe most are that are coming forth at this time)It humbles me to know that I am not the only mother who feels this way. Your beautiful little one have grown so fast. Our children are spitting images of us aren't they?!

JerieH said...

It brings me great comfort to know that my children will be better than I....

How did you get Jay to smile for the pic?

Bobbi said...

Those pics are just beautiful. And you do have great kids. I love your courage to share your opinion of our heavenly upbringing!

Kaylene said...

I can't beleive how they're growing! Thora, you've got some beautiful kids!