Learning to Walk

We recognize that our little family is unique in many ways.  Sometimes we forget about those differences, but every once in a while, we are reminded of some of those oddities.  One such difference is the span of time between our oldest and our youngest. 

Pooh Bear is just learning to walk.  It is great fun to celebrate the victory of his little fankenbaby steps around the house.  It is even more fun when he initiates it on his own.  He is a late walker to be sure, but that is partly because he is such a competent crawler (he can crawl as fast as the other children walk) – a classic case of the “good being the enemy of the great.”

On the other book end we have Coco.  He too is learning to walk, but not with franken steps.  He is learning to walk on his own, be his own man, make his own decisions, and have his own family.  Yesterday, he bought a house and in December he and Sweetness will be getting married and they will truly start their new household together.

It is times like these, where we are able to reflect on life, that I really love.  No matter how much we change, we are still growing and still learning to walk.  Some people just have a bigger cheering section, while others are learning to walk in more subtle ways.  In the end, once we conquer the walking, we are able to live life in a completely new, and glorious way.  Like Pooh Bear, we cannot let “the good become the enemy of the great” and not be satisfied with where we are at.  Thankful yes. Satisfied never.

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