Here is a shot at it: The two generations of Eichers immediately around Sheba and myself.
On one hand - the many years of loving kindness that Mum and Dad embody. Countless lives changed by their love for people, their sacrificial giving, their encouragement and kindness to others, their transparent lives, their desire to grow deeper with God.... We are amazed at the gift of parents to us - both Andi and Sheba have been so blessed - and challenged to live lives similar to our theirs!
On the other hand - the tremendous joy that Asha and Enoch have given us already in the 11 years they have been with us (6.5 years of Asha + 4.5 of Enoch) - and the potential that rests in these amazing bundles of joy and spirit.
A verse that was shared at Enoch's dedication:
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's
Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in
the gate. Psalms 127:4-5
The thought of our children moving forward into the future - doing whatever God wants them to do - is very exciting. Just as we have been able to fulfill some of our Parents' dreams - so too Asha and Enoch will be able to fulfill some of ours...
And may we all fulfill the good plans of Loving Father. Selah.