Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Parenthood and a Good Quote

I haven't been posting much lately because parenthood is certainly taking a toll on my time these days. I must say, though, I love it. My daughter is perfect and changing everyday. I'm also so impressed with my wife who has transitioned into the perfect mother so quickly. Lylah is so lucky to have such a great mom. Today, we purchased a Dr. Sears Balboa Baby sling which we feel will be useful for some local, short hikes as well as other types of trips.

For now, I'll leave you with a quote that I found the other day from Earl Hamner Jr., which I thought was very nice:

"Some men are drawn to oceans, they cannot breathe unless the air is scented with a salty mist. Others are drawn to land that is flat, and the air is sullen and is leaden as August. My people were drawn to mountains. They came when the country was young and they settled in the upland country of Virginia that is still misted with a haze of blue which gives those mountains their name."

Of course, my ancestors did not settle in the mountains here, nor do I adore the Blue Ridge Mountains as much as I do the White Mountains of New Hampshire. But I share this quote because Jill and I are drawn to the mountains as he describes. I hope to one day buy a small piece of land up north, in the Town of Jackson, New Hampshire. Jill and I will sit on our front porch in the evenings overlooking the Presidentials and raise our children against a beautiful backdrop. It will be absolutely wonderful!



  1. Congrats on the new addition :)

    I'm more of a lurker , but as someone who lives in the Blue Ridge Mtns I have to say : that's a nice quote!

  2. Got to love the allure of the Southern Appalachians. Of course reading about and looking at all the pictures of the Whites, they are just as attractive.

    Let us know what you think of the sling, we've been looking at the Mobi Wrap.

    Congrats again Daddy Karl. Tell Jill and Lylah we say hello and hope that you are all doing well.

  3. Wonderful quote. We certainly know how you feel. That magnetism that the mountains have draw many of us to them. How wonderful that your child will grow up with this - having both loving parents and the mountains to hold her in their arms.

  4. Karl, Congratulations to you and Jill. Parenthood is a life altering transformation that offers many great experiences and trials. As a parent you both will grow as Lylah (love her name!) grows. It comes naturally.

    In a recent trip to the Presidentials I did notice that the youth in this area are, even at such a young age, so enthused about the Whites. Raising your little blessing there will help her grow to be a great outdoors woman. I envy you all. It's a truly magnificent area.

    Once again, congrats and welcome to parenthood.

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