Sunday, January 26, 2014

We walked into a startling trap.


with my firstborn

The supreme adventure is being born. There we do walk suddenly into a splendid and startling trap... When we step into the family, by the act of being born, we do step into a world which is incalculable, into a world which has its own strange laws, into a world which could do without us, into a world we have not made. In other words, when we step into the family we step into a fairy-tale.
--G.K. Chesterton in Heretics




linking up with Weekends with Chesterton

10 comments:

wayside wanderer said...

What a sweet little smiling face and profile. My babies were all bald like that with little turned up noses, too. Adorable...and sweet quote, too.

M.K. said...

Lovely photo, GJ. Truly families are unusual creations, and each has its own strange, unspoken laws.

Sarah Mackenzie said...

"When we step into a family, we step into a fairy tale." I'm going to ponder that one a bit. Seems like there's more there than I'm getting at a first reading.

Gumbo Lily said...

What a beautiful quote and a beautiful photo of you and your little one.

Farm Girl said...

I loved your picture, in fact I got tears in my eyes. It was so worth it all to start a family and the quote from Chesterton says it so well.
I am so very thankful for that first baby that totally changed me from what I thought I wanted to be.
I love the absolute joy on both of your faces, I am so glad someone captured it. Not to mention I love your long hair.
Thank you for sharing.

Lisa Richards said...

Yes, this whole life is a fairytale if we just think about it! But a true one. :)

James the Thickheaded said...

Can I say it? What a wonderful, joyful photo... and beautiful child (and mother, too!). There will be a round two in our family now that our firstborn is married... but not yet. Waaaaay hard to wait and act patiently. Didn't understand my grandfather back in the day... and he wasn't shy in looking for a great grandchild, but boy do I understand him better now! Great quote. Thanks so much.

Jeannette said...

Love you..love your family...and it is great to have you culling through the piercing Mr. GKC.

Cathy said...

All ordained by our great GOD. Beautiful, you and your firstborn.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I LOVE the quote; it's fabulous!