clang clang with love (day 28)

Woah, this video is GIANT.  Sorry.  I don’t know how to fix it.

I asked Michael to pack Henry’s toys for our quick trip to Middle Georgia. One of the things he threw into the bag was this tin from a “My Baby’s Print” kit. As you might guess, we bought the kit to capture–this is not the right word–Henry’s footprint before his surgery.  Once we got it home we discovered we needed something else, so we haven’t yet done the printing–again, not the right word–but Henry has been having a great time playing with the tin. A super time. A LOUD TIME. It’s so wonderful. This funny, music-loving boy of mine has turned something I thought was sad, something I might have used as a simple container for the print, stowed in a closet until Henry asked for it, into a favorite toy. He’s made such joyful noise. That is something to be thankful for. 

I think we’ll make the print tomorrow. Definitely this week, anyway. I still haven’t bought the other stuff we need, maybe because I’ve been avoiding it. Avoiding thinking about the surgery, anywa you, and our particular need to make the print in the first place. It’s hard.  But Henry makes things easier, gives me perspective, if I let him.
Maybe it’s cliche, or a bit mixed up, but all this reminds me of 1 Corinthians 13. And because I want to read it, because I want to keep remembering it, I’ll paste it here.

1 If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast,[a] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4 Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8 Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. 9 For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; 10 but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly,[b] but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. 13 And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

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