Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Friday, January 22, 2010

babies. (and mothers.)

i'm not sure how to express how excited i am to see this. i've been having baby fever lately, and this did not help. (no, we're not gonna have another...yet.) i love every single scene in this trailer. the babies in the beginning remind me of ellie and gray, down to the littler one dramatically dropping his head onto his arm on top of his "toy" while his mother chides somewhere off-camera and the bigger one goes calmly back to playing.

more importantly, though, this is going to reinforce my tendency to contemplate, "what did mothers do before...{fill in the blank}?"

they relied on what they had, creatively using and reusing things while caring for and providing for their babies in all the right ways, realizing strength and ingenuity they never knew they had before they were mamas.

not only is "babies" going to be awesome because there are children in this documentary that are beautifully content playing with rocks and bathing in metal bowls visited by goats, but because, ultimately, despite fascinating culture differences, every mother shares the emotions and instincts that make up God's beautiful design of mother and child.

to say that i am pumped up is an understatement.


La said...

That does look really neat. I too wonder many times how much harder it must have been to raise kids before we had all the things we hae now. I guess no one knew the difference, but wow. I suppose we have it easy.

Is this coming to theaters?

Anonymous said...

I also immediately thought of Ellie and Grayson at the beginning of this preview. I leaned over to my mom and whispered "Look, it's Ellie and Gray." Haha