I found this poem when my daughter,Tiffany, now 39, was a baby. I've tried to live by
this, our children truly are our legacy.
The children we are raising today will be running our country tomorrow. If you've read this before, please re-read it again,
I re-read it often, if you haven't, please take it to heart!!
My hands are small, please don't expect perfection
whenever I make a bed, draw a picture, or throw a ball.
My legs are short, please slow down so that I can
My eyes have not yet seen the world as yours have,
please let me explore safely, don't restrict me
Housework will always be there, I am only little for
such a short time, please take the time to explain things
to me about this wonderful world, and do so willingly.
My feelings are tender, please be sensitive to my needs
don't nag me all day long. You wouldn't want to be nagged
for your inquisitiveness. Treat me, as you would like
to be treated.
I am a precious gift, please treasure me as God intended
you to do. Holding me accountable for my actions, giving
me guidelines to live by and disciplining me in a loving manner.
I need your encouragement and praise to grow.
Please go easy on the criticism, remember, you can
criticize the things I do without criticizing me.
....Colorado PTA Bulletin.
Children and mothers never truly part -
Bound in the beating of each others heart.
- Charlotte Gray
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