I've loved to watch her learn and grasp the
principles and ideas I teach her daily at the ranch kitchen table.
She knows that there are 26 letters in the alphabet and what
sound each letter makes.
She knows what 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 intensely
on my heart. I wish I could have five more children--
Or I just wish Lottie would stay five forever.
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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.