Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Inspiring Poem

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.


Everyone wanted a "bow" so I put ponytails in everyones hair.
Jakob, Michael, Jaileigh, and Anthony


Tubby Annie

I said I was going to take a nap and they all wanted to join me.

5 comments:

The Cochran Crew said...

Love the poem! Could you email that to me monthly or weekly, maybe daily!!! Thanks for the inspiration! Love ya!

Four babies 4 us said...

AMEN!!!!!

Darcy said...

Annie is going to be bigger than Jaileigh soon!!! How cute!!!

Kim and Jim said...

I love all the pictures you take of the kids- especially since they are always running around in just a t-shirt or a diaper... I totally relate to that! It's hard enough to get mine to hold still just for a diaper change, let alone to get dressed :)

Kimberly said...

Love the poem, I need reminded daily tho! and i do love the pony tail pics, too cute!