The best learning experience . . . is experience.

When I was a child . . . growing up . . . my parents would say " I love you" . . . and as a child . . . I thought that I knew . . . I understood . . . their message . . . their feelings . . . about . . . their . . . Love . . . for . . . me.

The first time I held . . . my first born . . . in my arms . . . she looked at me and she smiled . . . my soul exploded with love . . . love . . . love . . . that I had never . . ever . . . dreamed of . . . love that would never end for her . . . no matter what happened to her perspective of me . . . I would still love her . . . with a never ending love. God spoke to me and said "this is parental love" . . . "what do you think now?"

I now know that I was totally clueless . . . as a child . . . to the words and understanding of my parents.

We can read all the books of the world written on parental love. And we will never understand the true meaning of parental love . . . until we experience being a parent.

We can read all the books of the world . . . on every subject. And we will never understand the true meaning of anything. We are only spinning our wheels . . . and going nowhere . . . truth comes from having direct communication and a relationship with God.

Blessings to all

Rick

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Comment by Glenn m Clark on 1st mo. 26, 2010 at 10:07pm
Ahmen!
Comment by Lyle Havens on 1st mo. 27, 2010 at 1:40pm
Well, wait until your daughter turns about 13 or 14 and then maybe your feelings will be slightly qualified. But I agree with your insight about book learning as opposed to experiential knowledge. It's like the difference between looking at an illustrated recipe for strawberry shortcake with whipped cream and actually eating it.
Comment by Rickey D. Whetstone on 1st mo. 28, 2010 at 9:59am
Lyle
Thanks for you comment . . . I failed to post . . . my first born is now 26, and has given me a grand boy in August of 09. Where does the time go?
blessings
Rcik

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