We were visiting Amy's family in Texas. On Sunday morning, we went to church, and God taught me something during the worship service.
I believe object permanence - or the lack thereof - is God's gift to new parents.
Amy has an old TV/VCR combo she's owned since before we got married. She never uses it anymore, so one day her father took it and hooked up a neat little contraption to it. A small, box with an antennae sat on top of the unit, receiving a wireless signal from a camera he mounted on the wall over Chloe's bed.
In my last article, I wrote about "object permanence." This is the understanding that even though you can't see something, you know it still exists. If Chloe has or wants something we don't think she should have, we remove it from her sight and she forgets about it.
On February 10, 2006, Joshua Coleman Myers entered the world. Before Cole was born, I worried about his arrival. I worried about whether I could love him as much as I love Chloe. I know, I know, that sounds pretty ridiculous, but that was my fear. What if I found myself favoring her over him, simply because she's the first born and has been here longer? I was also afraid that my love for Chloe ...
It is a question that many people, Christian and non-Christian alike, struggle with. It is a question that I myself have struggled with for many years. Even after seminary and almost 10 years as a pastor, I find no easy answers.
I'll remember Friday for a long time. It's a day that I'll remember because it's a day when two significant events occurred.
At the time I write this article, Chloe is 6 months old. She's able to do many things, but there are also many things she's not able to do. I have to admit to a little impatience regarding one thing in particular, though. I know she'll do it eventually, but I want her to do it now.
The front door of our church doesn't have a doorknob. Instead, it has a handle with a small thumb latch above it. To open the door, you have to depress the thumb latch until it clicks and pull. That's all. Easy, right?
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