Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A homily from long ago

Back when I was young and we exchanged autographs between friends rather than sought those of celebrities, it was the practice to inscribe some small homily before your signature.
One I remember well:
In a life that's mainly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone;
Kindness in another's trouble,
Courage in your own.
One of our children is going through a difficult time and I am proud to see the truth of the above demonstrated by her siblings as well as us.
None of our children are meek, their battles growing up were the stuff of legends, but their aid when it's needed is unstinting.
I am proud of them all.
It's a great life!