April 13, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Posted in Family, Society, Ways of Living | 4 Comments

I have a new granddaughter. She was born less than twenty-four hours ago as I write this post. As yet, she is un-named, though her parents are determined not to make her wait too long for her personal identity.

This tiny babe, only six and a half pounds or so, carries my genes, among others, and I hope that they provide her with what she needs to face life. I also hope that the world is not too hard on her as it teaches her the lessons of life. I wish that for all my grandchildren; my other two granddaughters and my two grandsons who began this new generation.

My father is still living. At almost ninety-one years of age, he has seen and experienced a great deal of both the bad and the good that humanity can dish out. If my grandchildren live to that age, I hope that their lives will have been the kind that benefits humanity as my father’s has been.

We all hope that our children, and their children will have it easy. But unfortunately, it is usually those who have it easy who cause the most trouble and contribute the least to society. All we can reasonably hope is that our offspring and theirs will have trials that teach them the good lessons, but that they will not be so difficult that they lose hope.

And so, I wish for my children and theirs a life filled with challenges that they will meet with a positive attitude and an accepting heart. I hope that their lives will bring good to themselves and to those about them. And I wish them to have a contentment at the end that they did the best they could.


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  1. Congratulations! A fine welcome for the newest member of your family.

  2. Congratulations Linda!

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