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I’ve Got Babies On My Mind

As I’ve mentioned once or three hundred times, my nephew Christian was born last week. He’s darling and precious and already has such a little personality. Can’t wait to cuddle him again.

Holding a newborn has a funny way of making you think about the circle of life, our meaning and purpose, the things that matter most, etc and so on. At such a moment, I would love nothing more than to utter words of wisdom, to speak profound things, to astonish the world with a new Great Thought.

Unfortunately, I’m a little short on Great Thoughts these days. And if I were entirely honest, I’d have to admit that wisdom and profundity are in short supply, as well. Toddler babble and baby talk I’ve got. The ability to astonish with words of wisdom, however…not so much.

So instead I’ll share the Great Thoughts of others. And they’re all about babies.

A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on. (Carl Sandburg)

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. (Elizabeth Stone)

A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for. (Author Unknown)

Babies are such a nice way to start people. (Don Herrold)

If your baby is “beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time,” you’re the grandma.” (Theresa Bloomingdale)

Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it. (Marshall McLuhan)

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one. (Leo J. Burke)

Babies are always more trouble than you thought — and more wonderful. (Charles Osgood)

And last, but certainly not least:

I chose you before I formed you in the womb; I set you apart before you were born. (God in Jeremiah 1)

2 thoughts on “I’ve Got Babies On My Mind”

  1. It’s amazing how our command of the English language changes when we have kids. Lord knows I have raised 12 therapeutic foster care and 2 biological kids plus owned 3 childcare centers for 10 years and I often struggle to “sound” intelligent. I even have PhD but when you spend 24/7, 365 with kids for 20 years, the vocabulary turns to babble. LOL!

    Good thing for the words of wisdom available for borrow. And the ones you shared show your great wisdom!

    Linette Daniels

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