Three years ago, I ran a great series on my blog called “Friday Inspiration,” where I would post an inspirational quote or picture that I found online… every Friday. For some reason, I just stopped doing it, but I decided this week that I’d like to bring it back!
Since today is Zachary’s 6th birthday, I was looking up quotes about motherhood, when I found this interesting one.
“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” – Neil Postman
Perhaps it’s just that I was catching up on Doctor Who the other night with Adrian before bed, but this quote reminds me of something that the Doctor would say. The quote really struck me. I am always thinking about how different life is already compared to my childhood, which was not that long ago. There are so many things that my children will never know about and probably will never see unless they end up in a museum or watch a documentary featuring them.
I can’t even imagine how things will be when my kids are as old as my grandma! Where will the world be? Will the countries still be the same as they are now? What kinds of medical and technological advancements will be made? Will one of my kids become a scientist or doctor and make an amazing medical or technological advancement? Will my kids get to go to space?
There are so many questions to which I will never receive answers. I can only try to teach my kids and direct them as well as I can so they can succeed long after I am gone.
All my life, my dad has told me that he could hear his father’s voice in his head telling him what to do. My grandfather died when I was 2 and I don’t remember him at all. I always thought that was “weird” that my dad said he could hear his father’s voice giving him advice… but as I grow up, I understand now.
Even though my parents are alive (thankfully!!!!), I do hear them in my head when I am questioning something or deciding what to do. I hope the same will happen one day with my little boys. The love and direction that we give our children will one day take them to a time and place we will not see.
Though, I promise I’m going to try my hardest to live forever. :)