Thursday, February 08, 2018

Five forever.

Someone help me!  I can't stand it!  Lottie is growing up.
I've loved to watch her learn and grasp the
 principles and ideas that I teach her 
each day at the ranch kitchen table.
She knows that there are 26 letters in the alphabet and what 
sound each letter makes.  
 She knows what the nouns are, what a consonant is, 
and can read most 2-3 letter words. 
 Today she passed off counting to 100 without help.  
In other words, she is growing up.
While I love and delight in her grasping all of these basics,
 I can't help but feel a little heartbroken too.  
I don't remember feeling this way about any of my other children,
but then again, Lottie is my caboose and I think that reality weighs deeply
on my heart.  I wish I could have five more children--
or maybe I just wish Lottie would stay five forever.
* * * * * * * 
Teachings from RMN
Life after Life  -April 1987
Our bodies undergo constant rebuilding according to 
genetic recipes that are uniquely ours. 
Each time we take a bath, we lose not only dirt, 
but cells dead and dying, as they are replaced by a newer crop. 
This process of regeneration and renewal is but prelude 
to the promised phenomenon and future fact of our resurrection.