When the package he had ordered arrived, there were no instructions included.
This was a cause for concern, as the contents were an indescribably, beautiful, priceless item.
He wondered however was he supposed to know how to care for such a precious gift.
So he decided just to follow what felt right to him inside his being, and just treat it with as much love and respect and care as it looked like it deserved, and hope that that would be enough to protect it from harm.
He chose however, not to keep it confined to only himself, as he felt others should be able to appreciate the exquisite phenomenon.
What he did not realize was that the loveliness and beauty that would be recognized by others would also cause them to want to take it to be a part of their lives too.
This time, setting aside the protective, almost selfish instinct he had within, he reluctantly, but lovingly yielded, allowing it to be shared.
With a weighty heart and ever so gentle hands, he painstakingly placed his irreplaceable treasure out into the world, tearfully kissing it goodbye, knowing it would never leave him completely, as although physically separated from him, they were a spiritually emotional forever bond.
This time there were instructions included that read: 'Fragile, treat with love, lots and lots of love!'
the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to
have your heart go walking around outside your body." ~Elizabeth Stone
guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that fathering is not
something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end
product of child raising is not the child but the parent. ~Frank
Pittman, Man Enough