If I Had my Child to Raise Over Again

 If I had my child to raise over again,

I’d finger paint more, and point the finger less.

I’d 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’d run through more fields, and gaze at more stars.

I’d do more hugging, and less tugging.

I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.

I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.

I’d teach less about the love of power,

And more about the power of love.

©Diana Loomans


This poem reminds me of another one that I’ve blogged about:  “Children Learn What They Live“.  If we would realize how much power we possess when we rear the little beings that we have been entrusted with, the would would be a different place.

I have recently had a 2-year old in my care, and I have come to a few conclusions:

1.  There is a reason why it is difficult to have babies as you get older because

2.  You need a Job-sized dose of patience

3.  I am at a different place in my life, so having a young child in my life would be a huge challenge, and definitely NOT a good fit, and

4.  Copious amounts of blessings are being sent to today’s new Moms from my direction!

There were definitely places where my child-rearing could have used some improvements.  However, I am so glad that my children are grown!

May Your Cup Always Be Full,

Emerging Princess


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