- Love and Responsibility by Karol Wojtyla (Saint John Paul II), pg 242 (chapter "Justice Towards the Creator" subtitle "Periodic Continence: Method and Interpretation")
I read Love and Responsibility yeeeears ago, but this quote has always stayed in my mind. Especially now that we are having a third child.
When Davy was born, I was totally focused on the birth itself and on figuring out how to care for a baby again. Now I feel like I am more focused on Addie and Davy, how to be present to them, how we will get back into life again with an extra element after my husband is back at work. I've been ordering books for them and hatching ideas.
Somewhere around when Davy turned one, things got easier and more exciting for us as a family. He gets funnier and funnier each day. Addie and Davy play more and more each day (and fight too!). Somehow it doesn't seem like it will be as upsetting to add a new element to the group... it's a group! What an amazing thing to be creating a community, like JPII says. And a huge responsibility.