Friday, July 11, 2014

I Belong

    Recently Benjamin and Hannah joined our family. The novelty of twins has and may never wear off as far as I'm concerned. I find great joy in visiting and noting the changes in their faces and bodies. I've been thinking of rights when it comes to belonging. I'm sure the twins will exert their rights to be first, to be better, to be loved most, as all children do. But many adults cannot grow out of that stage of demanding rights.

When it comes to family life, perhaps demanding rights is not the most productive point of view. Of more importance is taking responsibility of being part of a family. Taking responsibility brings connection which is what most of us truly want. Demanding rights sets us apart.

I write on Fridays with a large group who inspire me. Only five minutes and without much thought to perfection. I write, prompted by one word that sends my thoughts to the keyboard and hopefully makes sense.

1 comment:

  1. I love your post. We had our own set of twins born at our church and their grandfather taught on Sunday and used them as an example of worthiness. What have these babies done to be worthy of our love? Nothing in fact they have been a bit of a pain. Their mom was in the hospital for 6 weeks and then they were born at 32 weeks. But we love them and they do belong. Congrats on the twin grandbabies. They are worthy of your love and I know you are showing them it.


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