Tuesday, December 1, 2009

have a laugh


There is a passage in "The Princess and the Goblin," one of my favorite George MacDonald stories, in which the grandmother says to Princess Irene, "You must be content to be misunderstood for a while. We are all very anxious to be understood, and it is very hard not to be. But there is one thing much more necessary."

"What is that Grandmother?" asks Irene.

"To understand other people."

"Yes, Grandmother," says Irene. "I must be fair - for if I'm not fair to other people, I'm not worth being understood myself. I see."

We have known each other for more than half our lives... You have taught me so many things, but one of the foremost is this: that it is more important to understand than to be understood. A hard lesson; and a lifetime process.

Hopefully, with your help, I'll never cease to engage myself in it... I love you!

**Photos courtesy of MommaLove Photography**


the davila family said...

Heather, you should have titled this "have a tug at your heartstrings". It makes me miss you both so much!!! I can actually hear your laughs. Beautiful....

Aubre's Creative Cakes said...

I just love these pictures! So happy and so real. You are so stunningly beautiful. Are you sure your a mom of 2 and not some sort of model? Have a beautiful day!