Wednesday, July 29, 2009

indeed

"Love, I believe, descends. Parents love their children more than children can their parents, so that children can only entier into the fulness of the parents' love by becoming parents themselves."

Bishop King
I think this is so true. What do you think?

12 comments:

  1. Wow, this quote couldn't have come at a better time. So true. Thanks.

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  2. This is lovely and so perfectly said. I hadn't thought of it in those terms, as "descending", but so absolutely true.

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  3. This is so true. I never appreciated even the small things my parents did like laundry or cooking 3 healthy meals a day until I had kids of my own to do it for. And I'm sure my kids will one day understand why I get tears in my eyes for little things like when they ride a bike for the first time.

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  4. Well said! Or is that well quoted? :)

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  5. Totally. Ever since I had my daughter I keep thanking my parents for all they did/do.

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  6. as a new mum of 12 wks, I agree :-)

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  7. Definitely. I never appreciated my parents more than when I became a parent. Well said.

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  8. It's beautiful, and so true.

    I need to remember this when my almost 9 year old daughter is taking me for granted. Which is pretty much all the time. She'll "get it" one day, just like I do now.

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  9. Yes, I think this is absolutely true. There is nothing more rewarding than to watch my grown-up daughter being such a loving mother to her little daughter. I can see it "descending" and am thankful.

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  10. Yes, wholeheartedly. I also think there is this little thing called perspective. You as a parent are not appreciated or understood by your children until they can step into your shoes, by having a child. Then...the lightbulb is lit.

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  11. Rebecca2:51 PM

    Yes, you never realizes how much your parents loved you until you have a child who has the same pull on your heart as you know you do their's.

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