Of Baby Showers and Other Distractions

The last few weeks have been consumed with the upcoming Baby Shower. My youngest is due in July (though looks like it will be June). Tomorrow there is a Jack ‘n Jill Cookout slash Baby Shower.

I never made it to my own baby shower years ago. I was in labor while the women of the family were ohh and ahh’ing over tiny blankets and onsies. Oddly enough, I felt luck at that…. a month early is a good thing sometimes…. Showers have never been the top of the list for fun things to do.

But last week I actually enjoyed my daughter’s best friends shower. Even the silly games. And I’m actually looking forward to tomorrow. Am I getting soft in my old age?

Or is it that the older we get, the more we appreciate the approach of a new life? My two existing grandsons are not babies any more. I really do look forward to holding an infant again. It’s confirmation that despite this insane and broken world, the future will still come. Hope comes in small packages.

And this world is broken… we’ve allowed unbridled greed to drive policy and allowed profits to be more important than human life.

The Military-industrial complex is responsible for fabricating wars. BP is responsible for destroying an Eco-system and the lives of individuals who were just trying to help their families survive. Death in scales that are unimaginable.

Yet, babies are still born. Tomorrow will come. Hope lives.

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