Hold on, hold on. Do not misunderstand me. Marriage and love are not dependent upon the raising of children. Each marriage or relationship is marked by a unique set of circumstances. Some good, some bad, and some ugly. The important thing to remember here is that I am giving you an intimate snapshot of my life right now. And at this time, having a baby, has been real good.
What I have learned quickly as a new dad is that head knowledge that does not affect the heart is worthless. Head knowledge can only take you so far and it is not truly materialized unless it is accompanied with reality. This is when knowledge and experience become something all together different: wisdom. We are always challenged to know, know, memorize, study, know, know... This is important. But what if we also felt? And in so feeling what we know, we act? I know my daughter is here, I have experienced the incredible birth process, and now I react in love. Is this not how it should be? And as we look to this world and all the people that inhabit it we too should know, experience, and act. The ownership over our own knowledge is everything and hopefully we can begin to view the world through eyes that have become sensitive to knowledge through experience and reactive in a way that brings positive change.
Would I be crazy to then apply this to the way we view God?... To know, experience, and respond to him? This is a photography blog I won't go there. Yet...
Ellie is only 9 days old and she has already taught me so much. Thank you honey.
I have been eager to share these photos from Ellie's day! Don't worry I have my wife's permission :)
Trust me, I asked...