A Father is Born

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I just ran across this and thought that it was worth sharing:

“When a child is born, a father is born. A mother is born, too of course, but at least for her it’s a gradual process. Body and soul, she has nine months to get used to what’s happening. She becomes what’s happening. But for even the best-prepared father, it happens all at once. On the other side of a plate-glass window, a nurse is holding up something roughly the size of a loaf of bread for him to see for the first time. Even if he should decide to abandon it forever ten minutes later, the memory will nag him to the grave. He has seen the creation of the world. It has his mark on it. He has its mark on him. Both marks are, for better or for worse, indelible.”

-Frederick Buechner, Whistling in the Dark: An ABC Theologized

Published on February 8th, 2007 - One Comment
Filed under: Miscellany
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  1. Beautiful quote! Thank you for sharing that!

    Comment by Amy — Feb 9th 2007 @ 12:48 pm

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