Monday, July 13, 2009


I recently came across this piece online:

"Did you ever wonder how a child ended up with a specific mother? According to Sufi mysticism, the soul of the child looks down at the world and sees every soul that resides in every woman. When he finds the one that will be able to help him fulfill his life's purpose, he makes his choice. The relationship between the mother and child is no accident."

In the last two years, we've been told by numerous people that Owen "chose" us as parents. This notion, regardless of my belief in a literal translation of it, gives me comfort. His little family loves him so much.

Happy 2nd Birthday, Owen.


jamie said...

that is beautiful! happy birthday owen!!!!

karengberger said...

What a lovely is comforting to me, too, in light of Katie's journey. And your family photo is GORGEOUS! Happy Birthday, Owen!

Katy said...

My MIL is one of those that thinks that soul's choose each other before life begins. I'm not completely sure about all that, but I certainly like the idea.

Jen said...

What a beautiful family--as to Owen choosing you, if that´s true he certainly couldn´t have made a better choice. You two are truly wonderful. On that note: Happy late birthday to Owen! We had hoped to see you (and meet your new additions!) while in town, but send big hugs and hopes for next time. Will write you guys hopefully soon :)