I know that there are many opinions out there concerning circumcision, and I don't really want to voice mine here and now (it's nap time!) but I did want to share this article. It is written by a man who dealt beautifully with his 10 year old son on this issue. I bookmarked it in hopes that Dan can use this method when talking to Eli about what we chose (or rather-didn't choose) for him. Being Christians, we would probably put a different spin on things and not focus so much on other things that this guy talks about. It's not perfectly written, and kind of weirds me out at times, but I really appreciated his care and thoughtfulness and know that some of you will, too. Whatever you decide (or have decided) for your son, it's still an important talk to have.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Thinking things through
There are so many decisions we make on a daily basis, many of them without a second thought. There are other decisions we take days, weeks and sometimes months to think through all the pros and cons before committing. As a mother (and wife), it is so important for me to think through certain things that our culture would otherwise tell me not to. Birth control is constantly being advertised and I always assumed I would just go on the pill, not even caring about what it does to your body. 5 years ago, I would have thought longer about what muffin to eat at Starbucks than what type of birth control I wanted to use once married. Part of me was lazy and probably naive. I just didn't want to think about it because what if I found out something I would then have to deal with?? Thanks to some thoughtful friends and great resources, I now take these things into serious consideration instead of just going ahead with the norm.