It has been interesting and sometimes frustrating to consider raising a child in the current culture of
True freedom is not the ability to do what you want but the ability to do what you should. It takes a long time just to learn what this means. For me this means learning how to take care of myself, my family, my friends and the other creatures I share this life with. As I practice this concept I hope to share it with my child that she may learn to live harmoniously as she sees fit; not buying as it were what others are selling.
This weekend I am putting together a crib. I found it on the side of the road. It was some what disassembled and was lacking support springs for a mattress. A little effort will have it fit for use and looking good in short order. I have had to explain to several thoughtful family members and friends that we do not need the gift of a new crib. Our child will come home to sleep in an old crib recycled. There is great honor in reuse. I hope her first bed will provide the foundation for a life lived deliberately with effort towards the responsibility of living sensibly in this wonderful world. I pray for the strength and wisdom and the courage to help teach the way.