Just about four years ago I posted this photo on my (former) personal blog as food for thought in the whole “nature vs. nurture” debate.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m a huge advocate of nurturing. I believe in its inherent powers so strongly I chose to forgo a career and gave up the “getting ahead” two incomes may have afforded us–and pretty much my heart, might, mind, body and soul–to become a stay-at-home mother. Even though it wasn’t–at the time–something I did very well or what came naturally to me.
Just about four months ago I reposted this same photo and a map of the northern half of England on my current blog, asking my readers to imagine the map superimposed over the two bedrooms. The son responsible for the left bedroom was serving in the England Manchester Mission (northwest England) and the son responsible for the right bedroom had just received his call to serve in the England Leeds Mission (northeast England).