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Monday, October 26, 2009

Babies

Sometimes I look at you and can't even believe how amazing the miracle of like is. Two people met, fell in love, said "I do" and together made a human being. It's as simple and as complicated as that. It's mind boggling and wonderful. Babies are only babies for so long, so here are some quotes that celebrate these little creatures:

"That's the strange thing about being a mother: until you have a baby, you don't even realize how much you were missing one." - Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts: A Novel

"Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it's what you want before you commit." - Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

"The cultural idiom of motherhood, and the only one that people find bearable, is that once a woman has produced a child she bonds with it in utter devotion, forgets her own wishes, and sacrifices herself for her baby. When she does not slip easily into this role, she risks the accusation of being a bad mother." - Sheila Kitzinger, The Year After Childbirth

"I like beginnings because they're so full of promise. The first page of a book, the first day of a job, the first time you buy yourself flowers, the first date with a new man, the first touch, the first kiss, the first kick of a good liquor, the first moment you hold your own baby. I like beginnings because I know there's always more to come." - Shyma Perera, Bitter Sweet Symphony

"A baby is born with a need to be loved and never outgrows it." - Frank A. Clark

"Babies are necessary to grown-ups. A new baby is like the beginning of all things --wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. In a world that is cutting down its trees to build highways, losing its earth to concrete... babies are almost the only remaining link with nature, with the natural world of living things from which we spring." - Eda J. Le Shan

"A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy - the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love." - Thomas C. Haliburton

"A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on." - Carl Sandburg

My personal favorite:

"Babies are such a nice way to start people." - Don Herrold


The best is yet to be.

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Blogger Leah said...

You are right. The process of creating a human being is so simple yet so complicated.It really is a miracle that everything works so well altogether. Lucas is certainly our little miracle!

Oh, p.s, I definitely just stole all those quotes! Thanks! My list of quotes is growing so much lately all because of you! So, thanks!

October 27, 2009 at 7:56 PM  

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