This week my daughter went back to work. Not a big deal, right? Unless of course, you are leaving your precious little one for the first time. I have the honor and privilege of being able to be in town with her for the first few weeks to watch my precious little grandson.
I am proud of my daughter and her husband. They are working to be a good parenting team. They are also working on being a great family. I think they are succeeding on both accounts.
One thing that has stood out to me the past couple days is how, at times, my beloved little guy is in desperate need of his pacifier. He cries for it. He turns his little head waiting to feel the rubbery (or whatever material it is) piece in his little mouth. He closes his little eyes when it hits his mouth and he is satisfied. It is comfort for when the tummy is full, but the need to suck on something is still there.
I think we all need pacifier days. For those days when nothing is going as planned. We are at odds with the world, and the world is winning. Those are times, I think, when pacifiers should be available to all. Wouldn’t that be something?
I have thought on this for the past couple days. The phrase, we all have need of a pacifier now and then, has echoed in my mind. Mental images of grown men in business suits sucking on a pacifier has also crossed my mind. That wouldn’t work, but I think we need to find what our “pacifier” is in hard times. When the world turns against us and we need that instant comfort, what do you turn to?
Just a random thought of mine that I have written for you to ponder over. Thanks for stopping by, as always, DAF