Sunday, February 14, 2010

Baha'i Dads Unite!

I got inspired by a comment on the last edition of Baha'i Dad Chronicles from another Baha'i Dad with a child the same age as Douglass Ali. I wanted to invite the Baha'i Dads out there to share stories and updates about their little ones with Baha'i Thought readers. There's basically two ways you can do this. First, you can share a story in the comment section of each edition of Baha'i Dad Chronicles. Second, if you have a blog where you are sharing stories, updates, photos, videos etc. about your kid that you don't mind other people having access to, let me know and I can mention it in one of my posts. All Baha'i Dads are welcome of course, but as a father of a toddler, I'd personally love hearing from Dads with children in the 0-2 age range.

I think this could be fun and hope some of you guys take me up on it.

"These children must be reared with infinite, loving care, and tenderly fostered in the embraces of mercy, so that they may taste the spiritual honey-sweetness of God's love; that they may become like unto candles shedding their beams across this darksome world, and may clearly perceive what blazing crowns of glory the Most Great Name, the Ancient Beauty, hath set on the brows of His beloved, what bounties He hath bestowed on the hearts of those He holdeth dear, what a love He hath cast into the breasts of humankind, and what treasures of friendship He hath made to appear amongst all men."

(Abdu'l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, p. 21)