I saw Gunther affirm is devotion to the little cretin, Cora. Ender accidentally pushed Cora down while swinging. Knocked off balance and irritated she cried. I asked Ender to apologize and help her up. He went to attempt a rescue, but Gunther bounded in between Cora, gently pushing Ender away from her with his nose. He kept it up until Ender backed away and Cora found her own footing once again.
We have always laughed at the idea that Gunther is partial to her, but I never really saw it until then.
Thats Cora, you know. She is a natural at life and relationships.
I was too forced with Ender. I tried too hard to create his world, but his world was already there for his taking. Cora has shown me that I'm simply her bubble encasing her as we float whichever way the Wind blows.
Her life is worry free. Her personality charms the sox off me. She exists to be loved. In a sense she is someone I want to be. I want to exist to be loved and let the rest of life fall in line behind. Her laughter transports me to another place where Time is not bitter, but a sweet,endless sea. And she just came into being without me reading any baby education textbooks, websites, or well meaning advice. I hardly even prayed over her when she was incubating inside of me. I ignored the wild imagination of God. I knew He was up to something, but I didn't have time to give a second thought towards it.
Ender as the firstborn got the short end of the parenting stick. He had to absorb all my undue worry. All is not lost though :) His sister has come with a message from God and I'm all ears. Ender has already tasted the good freedom of his parents choosing Love first. Its our mantra, our battle cry. Right now Cora is safe in her
innocence. The easiness of Love will unfortunately wear off and she
will have to join us in the fight. But I have confidence in our Creator
to carry her through it.