Wednesday, October 08, 2008

A Little Bit Older


Douglass 'Ali is resting after a full day and a half of touching hearts, learning to suckle and making sure Dad gets lots of practice changing diapers. He and his mother are recovering nicely and even I am starting to feel a sense of normalcy again. I think the long family snuggle we enjoyed earlier today did the trick ( a shower and shave didn't hurt either!). A couple more days in the hospital and then we will be on our way home. More photos to come. Stay tuned.

"O SON OF BOUNTY!
Out of the wastes of nothingness, with the clay of My command I made thee to appear, and have ordained for thy training every atom in existence and the essence of all created things. Thus, ere thou didst issue from thy mother's womb, I destined for thee two founts of gleaming milk, eyes to watch over thee, and hearts to love thee. Out of My loving-kindness, 'neath the shade of My mercy I nurtured thee, and guarded thee by the essence of My grace and favor. And My purpose in all this was that thou mightest attain My everlasting dominion and become worthy of My invisible bestowals."
(Baha'u'llah, The Persian Hidden Words)