Pure Potential


Isn’t it fascinating, when looking at an infant, to think that every person begins just this way? The greatest and the worst– all begin as precious, innocent, helpless infants. When I look at baby D I am in awe of the fact that each infant is pure potential– all paths are open. Who will he grow to be? Hopefully he will be a good man. We will raise him with the best standards we know. But he eventually will have his own standards. He, just like all others, will ultimately choose his own path through life. All people, even that jerk who cut you off in traffic then yelled something rude while making an obscene gesture, were once someone’s little baby. Infants are little bundles of pure potential. Perhaps that is the most startling and nerve-wracking part of parenthood.

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