Monday, October 12, 2009


by G.K. Chesterton

I would say to all parents
Do you take things equally
How do you know you are not
In the place of Joseph and Mary?

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I have a few important things to say, but felt it would be unfair to leave you without a poem, after you've gone so long without any. So here is a very nice one, one of GKC's early poems.

The important thing I have to say is the same as my excuse for not blogging. My new husband and I are part of a miracle -- a miracle that's been going on for 13 weeks and which we won't get to see the fruit of until April 16th. In short, there is a baby on the way.

My main reason for not blogging has been sickness ... the continuation of the human race is a miracle that sometimes comes with some suffering. Along with that, I have been working again, so I am as busy as can be, so my motto to "keep poetry as a moment of peace" has not exactly been adhered to very well. I can't guarantee things will be better from here on out, though I can promise to try, and I can also direct you to my other blog, which hopefully will be updated a bit more often: A Gift Universe.

So, in case there are any readers who haven't given up on me -- that's my news, and hopefully I'll find a way to blog every week or two at least. Meanwhile, those of you who are parents, take a moment to reflect on what a miracle and mystery that is. If you knew you were in the place of Joseph and Mary, how would you do things differently? I know none of us is perfect, but at the very least, it is good to realize, from time to time, the massive, amazing mission we are a part of.