Friday, August 21, 2009

Buddha, my son

This may seem like a strange addition to a Christian household. But these Buddhas are not for worship, but in commemoration. DS has been called our Buddha since he was born. Our first child DD was extremely intense. I could barely put her down. She was very intense and demanded attention. When DS came along, things were so different. It seemed impossible that they could share DNA. DS was quiet, placid. I used to joke that I could have left him in the corner and left him for days without a problem (not that I would ever do that). His serenity has continued as he has grown. He has a palpable peace about him that is contagious. Thus, he became our Buddha. DD was the first person to gift us with an actual Buddha to commemorate him. Then DS and I found the second one. I dare say you can’t call it a collection, but I’m sure we’ll add more in the coming years as they bring me great delight and are like having a picture of his soul as opposed to his face.

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Hootin' Anni said...

Well, we're both Christian here...but we find the Oriental culture very interesting!!!! Your little figurines are very NICE!

And the story behind them is priceless.

I am wondering if you'd like to stop by and view my seashell collection for Show n Tell today. I hope you can stop by if you have some time!! Have a great weekend.

Cindy said...

We're Christians here, too. After we got our daughter from China, she was a chubby little thing and we called her our budda baby. Didn't mean anything bad about it either.

Leann said...

What a great story. I call my DH's belly a Buddha belly:) We're Christians to!!

Please stop by The Old Parsonage anytime, I love company.


Mrs.T said...

We are Christians, too... What I find the most fascinating is how so often children in a family are so very different from one another, just as you described the contrast between your daughter and son. I think God graciously does that because He knows how much we can take of high-maintenance children! So He kindly gives us some less-demanding ones as well.

Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my kitchen table. Stop in anytime!

God bless,