The biggest insult to any parent is a child that lives up to society standards and not his or her full potential.
I love you. I love you both so much.”
“To the moon and back?” Alice asked.
“Oh my God,” Georgie said, “so much farther.
You wanted hatchlings.
Young bodies are like tender plants, which grow and become hardened to whatever shape you’ve trained them.
Raising your children to love and serve Jesus is fulfilling one of God’s highest callings upon your life.
The accountant lingers at his children’s doorway a moment more, listening to the easy rhythm of their breathing, and something cold moves through him, like the passage of a ghost – but he know that’s not it. It’s more like the portent of a future. A future that must never come to pass…
…and for the first time, he gives rise to a thought that is silently echoed in millions of homes that night.
My God… what have we done?
A boy, Ranga, is the light in his father’s eye and the love in his mother’s heart.
I feel the only thing you can do about life is to preserve it, by art if you’re an artist, by children if you’re not.
Pirate Captain Jim
“Walk the plank,” says Pirate Jim
“But Captain Jim, I cannot swim.”
“Then you must steer us through the gale.”
“But Captain Jim, I cannot sail.”
“Then down with the galley slaves you go.”
“But Captain Jim, I cannot row.”
“Then you must be the pirate’s clerk.”
“But Captain Jim, I cannot work.
Now I understand why women want to have children – it’s simply the urge to create happiness for yourself, somehow to fill the oppressive, unbearable emptiness in your soul.