This week, share a photo that embodies transformation.
Being born must be the greatest environmental transformation. To be taken from the enclosed and complete world of the womb and to be exposed to the gnarly old world out there. And what happens to you in your helpless state is the first embodiment of grace. May all newborns experience the security of love. May all parents be wise enough to educate their children into becoming loving yet independent human beings.
During a radio phone-in program a mother told the the host, that they were such a close family before her son’s marriage and he doesn’t come home a lot anymore. What can she do to make him visit more. His answer was surprising. He told her that his parents once phoned him asking when he is coming home again. He told them that he is at his home with his wife. I listened to that program 30 years ago (when I didn’t even have a girlfriend) and it made quite an impact on my psyche. May all parents including the one writing here have the grace to let go .
I am unsure of this thing called life. It makes me insecure
I will love and cherish you, I am your mother
I experience her love, I love being cherished. Life is good
Unfortunately the lamb underneath had a very difficult birth. Its head was stuck in the womb due to the mother cramping and had to be pulled forcefully to remove it from the womb otherwise it would die due to a lack of oxygen. This led to its elongated neck…
…not quite. This is an Alpaca, a domesticated camel species from South America – in Africa. My unscientific opinion makes this a cross between a sheep and a giraffe… Cross over (cars) are becoming quite popular…
This photo was taken at the holiday farm Wilgewandel close to the Cango caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa while the newborn lamb resides at my cousins farm also close to Oudtshoorn.
My response to the WordPress Weekly photo challenge: Transformation
Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” John 3: 6-8