Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Saturday

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.


  1. What an amazing poem.
    I hope you have an amazingly wonderful Mother's Day, friend.

  2. Now that is good poetry. Perfection. Happy Mothers Day!

  3. I love this...I have young children so It's great to read this and remember this..hopefully I can do a better job of being there with my kids.

  4. That is so great and inspirational!

  5. I printed this off Steady Mom the other day, I had read it before but it so important. I was planning on posting it on my blog too :)


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