Thursday, February 14, 2008

Wrapping and unwrapping gifts...

I love history and stayed up late last night reading The Old World's Gifts to the New, a concise, moving romp through history from primitive man to the early colonial period in America. What sets this book apart is the author's love of mankind, warts, wars and all. While we have inherited original sin and all that it entails, we are also heirs to all the good, true and beautiful ideas and inventions mankind offers over the ages. I love this book (click here for a link from Neumann Press)! We are celebrating life this weekend with one birthday party, a baby shower (for three expecting moms) and our TORCH father/daughter dance. Life is a gift! We have been down with varying levels of flu this week. There is nothing quite like feeling well again after being extremely fatigued.
Our third child turns 7 this coming Wednesday, and I can hardly believe it.

1 comment:

momof3feistykids said...

An author who can convey love for humanity, despite all our sins, as well as offering historical accuracy must be gifted. :-) I have always had a special interest in history, too.