By Dave Andrusko
Each Friday I send out a “picker upper” to members of a class I teach. Scrounging around for just the right song I landed on “Let Them be Little.”
It is not about abortion or assisted suicide; it’s not pro-life song per se. Rather (and the reason it appeals to me) it’s just the advice of a dad to , well, let your kids be little.
But listening to the first lines
“I can remember when you fit in the palm of my hand.
You felt so good in it; no bigger than a minute
“How it amazes me, you’re changing with every blink
Faster than a flower blooms they grow up all too soon”
brought back waves of memories of my own four now adult children when they were newborns.
Where did I find this particular song ? Filed under “Fetal Development.” In the upper right hand corner, I saw “560,685 views.”
Whether they be songs/videos, or animated graphics, anything that reminds us that each one of us started out the same and ended up individually unique, sends a powerful message.
If you have particularly clever or moving or emotionally gripping examples that express the marvelous complexity of the unborn child’s developmental journey, please send me a link.
As time permits, I will talk about the best that I find and you send me. Please send your favorites to firstname.lastname@example.org.