We get born, we grow up, we fall in love, marry, have children, grow old, and all the while we pass through life mostly oblivious. Each one of these events come accompanied by a whole long list of invisible miracles, amazing happenings. Maybe it is simply that we as humans are too small, too fragile to really absorb the awesomeness of life. If we were to really experience each moment as the wonder it is, it would simply be too intense for us as mere mortals to understand. I think it would be like standing on the edge of a high cliff every second of our existence, watching the sunrise lighting up a vast incredibly beautiful valley below while Beethoven's 5th Symphony fills every breath of air around you. It would be too huge for one heart to contain!
This week I had the privilege to watch my daughter at work. She is a teacher and has a class filled with the most adorable four year olds. To watch her and these little miracles each day, had me feeling exactly as the scene I painted in the previous paragraph. I was filled with wonder and awe. The moment was too big to contain, I tried to engrave it on my memory, I tried to relate it to others, but words were too inadequate.
Each little child has been so beautifully and uniquely created, and their eyes sparkled as they took part in each activity with total abandonment. The way their teacher captured their attention using all of her love and talents, left me speechless with admiration. A mundane activity such as counting to twenty became a symphony of its own filled with cadences, crescendos and movement, first soft, then loud, then just a whisper followed by big daddy bear voices. Twenty wonder struck faces tell of a lesson learned never again to be forgotten!
How beautiful life is when we look at the mundane, everyday, ordinary events through eyes of wonder, with eyes that really see, instead of just glacing ahead at the next chore to be done, the next event to be rushed to, just another moment to survive. It is time to spread out our arms and embrace every beautiful and incredible moment, and live!
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Ah! Beethoven! He is one of my most beloved composers. I always wish that I could remember every detail of every special moment. The most incredible moment for me was the day my son was born, 25 years later I still treasure it.ReplyDelete
Thank you, for your comment, Judith, I always appreciate it when my readers reply.Delete
May your week be filled with more wonderful moments.
Yes, our children, I always want to tell people who decide not to have children, that to have your own child is really the absolute greatest gift in the world.ReplyDelete
My son,34 years, does a lot of travelling workwise, stopping at home over weekends. Having been sent to other countries on short assignments, has turned him into a world traveller, I admire him for just being able to do that...... but that very first saying goodbye at the airport, I thought it would break my heart..... but by the Grace of God we survived and he was able to 'fly' very well out of the nest.
One of the great things I can say about my son is: he has become the gentleman he was raised to be, my beautiful son.
Yes, children are the greatest gift. Just this week I read someone saying "without children my house would be neat, my wallet full, but my heart would be EMPTY!" It is absolutely true. I thank the Lord everyday for our wonderful children. How wonderful to still find young men that are gentlemen.Delete