Friday, May 14, 2010

An evening of learning

I'm so happy that I was able to make it to the Staying Present with your child seminar tonight. It was such an uplifting and encouraging evening. It really is such a pleasure to be with like-minded mothers sharing stories and supporting one another.

Thank you Branden for bathing and putting all 3 kids to bed - I love you!

This poem was printed on the back of our handout and it touched my heart so I thought I would share it here. Wishing each of you a wonderful weekend with your families.

If I Had My Child to Raise Over Again

by Diane Loomans

If I had my child to raise all over again,
I'd build self esteem first, and the house later.
I'd fingerpaint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less and know to care more.
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.
I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I'd do more hugging and less tugging.
I'd see the oak tree in the acorn more often.
I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.
I'd model less about the love of power,
And more about the power of love.

What a blessing my babies are! Tomorrow is going to be a great day!


Mommy of three said...

What a great post! Thanks for sharing the poem--I really like it. And the picture of the 4 of you is precious.
Happy Friday!
Love from Greta

Sarah Hull said...

What a beautiful picture of you and your sweet little ones. I love that poem! Thank you for sharing!