Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
Week of May 13, 2002
Celebrate late-in-life blessings
Folding that waited for child into your life brings bliss, joy
By DOLORES WESTGEEST
"We enjoy the innocent giggles, the dazzle of sparkling eyes, and we delight in the childhood charm of a little girl's fascination of life."
- Dolores Westgeest
During that time, we amuse ourselves with a variety of activities. Sometimes we play games. Other times we read or tell stories. But mostly we fashion shadows using our hands and cast familiar figures onto the walls and ceiling.
It is a pleasure, even if we are considered to be old by today's standards, having a youngster around, everyday, all day.
We enjoy the innocent giggles, the dazzle of sparkling eyes, and we delight in the childhood charm of a little girl's fascination of life.
As with all of our children, our toddler has held our hand, kissed our cheek, and hugged us, all of which we gladly return in like manner and favour. Her parents and her sisters love her unconditionally and she freely loves us all back.
As parents, the greatest joy we've experienced has been to hear our children say, "I love you" from their tiny soft voices. That God has so blessed us I'd like to say, "Blessed be God!"
Because we feel much more secure about trusting our senses, our experiences or what another person tells us, I wanted to share my senses, my experience with you.
If you are contemplating having children late in life or if you are in this situation, trust what I tell you – a child at this stage of your life is a beautiful experience. CNS photo by Dave Hrbacek Minneapolis Catholic couple Alan and Anne Nicklaus relax with their daughter Cecilia.
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