Henry Robert was born Friday, April 23, at 9:34pm, 10 pounds, 10 ounces, 22 1/2 inches long...he's doing wonderfully and nursing well, especially since my milk started coming in today. :) Birth story to follow in a day or two....
"Although man and woman are equal in nature, it’s not exactly each giving a gift to the other. It’s a bit more complex than that. The man is made by God to want to give himself to someone like him (bone of my bones), and the woman is made by God, completing His creation, to be the person who receives the gift."
"When she receives the gift, and precisely by means of her receptivity, she is able to give the gift in return: the child, the embodiment of the love of the two, united in one flesh."
"We often think of “two becoming one flesh” as meaning the physical union of the two in the act of love, but it has this other dimension, also physical but more than physical"
"the expression of the love of the gift and the reception of the gift in the form of another human being"
"another flesh of my flesh"
"another image of God"
"the new person who also has a soul and a desire to give the gift of himself."
Beautifully said quotes from the lovely Leila.