The Blair Cave

Where Did You Come From, Baby Dear?

Where Did You Come From, Baby Dear?

    ~George MacDonald  

Where did you come from, baby dear?
Out of the everywhere into here.

Where did you get your eyes so blue?
Out of the sky as I came through.

What makes the light in them sparkle and spin?
Some of the starry spikes left in.

Where did you get that little tear?
I found it waiting when I got here.

What makes your forehead so smooth and high?
A soft hand stroked it as I went by.

What makes your cheek like a warm white rose?
I saw something better than anyone knows.

Whence that three-cornered smile of bliss?
Three angels gave me at once a kiss.

Where did you get this pearly ear?
God spoke, and it came out to hear.

Where did you get those arms and hands?
Love made itself into hooks and bands.

Feet, whence did you come, you darling things?
From the same box as the cherubs' wings.

How did they all just come to be you?
God thought about me, and so I grew.

But how did you come to us, you dear?
God thought about you, and so I am here.

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

Children may not always remember what you said.... But, they will always remember how you made them feel.

Children need to think you care before they care what you think.

Far better it is....

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

When all else fails....

"Quando omni flunkus moritati ~ When all else fails, play dead"

When in doubt... ask yourself...

What would Tyler Durden do?

The Mayonnaise Jar

When things in your life seem, almost too much to handle, when 24 Hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students, if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full.
They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
'Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things - family, children, health, friends, and favorite passions – things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car.
The sand is everything else --The small stuff.
'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
So, pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal unit.
'Take care of the golf balls first - the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.
The professor smiled. 'I'm glad you asked.'
It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.'

Things that change......


1. You finally stop to smell the roses, because your baby is in your arms.

2. Where you once believed you were fearless, you now find yourself afraid.

3. The sacrifices you thought you made to have a child no longer seem like sacrifices.

4. You respect your body ... finally.

5. You respect your parents and love them in a new way.

6. You find that your baby's pain feels much worse than your own.

7. You believe once again in the things you believed in as a child.

8. You lose touch with the people in your life whom you should have banished years ago.

9. Your heart breaks much more easily.

10. You think of someone else 234,836,178,976 times a day.

11. Every day is a surprise.

12. Bodily functions are no longer repulsive. In fact, they please you. (Hooray for poop!)

13. You look at your baby in the mirror instead of yourself.

14. You become a morning person. (debatable)

15. Your love becomes limitless, a superhuman power.

Passenger planes fly at about 5-600 MPH

Speed of sound varies with air pressuure. At 35,000 feet (a typical cruising altitude for long haul), mach 1 is about 663mph - They stay below it to save gas and not create sonic booms

Ever notice how diaper spelled backwards spells repaid?

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children

A new baby is like the beginning of all things, hope, a dream of possibilities

The hardest job facing kids today is to learn good manners without seeing any

Babies are such a sweet and nice way to start people

A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bank balance smaller, home happier, clothes dirtier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for

A parent is someone who carries pictures where their money used to be

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

 

“One can never with an absolute certainty be assured of the authenticity of quotes posted on the internet”

                                                                            ---- Abraham Lincoln

    Since I was about 5 years old my mother used to tell me that happiness was the key to life. So, when I went to school and they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up? I would always answer "Happy."  They told me I didn't understand the assignment and I told them they didn't understand life.

"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years." - Mark Twain

Shakespeare said something to the effect of:

When a child lies to you, it's not really their fault. It's actually yours, because you didn't give them the proper space to tell the truth.

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.

Louisa May Alcott

Father asked us, "What was God's noblest work?" Anna said, "Men", but I said "Babies". Men are often bad, but babies never are.

Joseph Addison

Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.

Irish Saying

A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life.

Albert Einstein 

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a baby girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity.

I'm not going to tell you its easy.... But, i am going to tell you its worth it!