do it now.

September 29, 2011

If I had my child to raise all over again,
I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I’d finger-paint 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’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.

– Diane Loomans, from “If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again”

i think this is so beautiful. so much so that it made this sleep deprived mama sob at work today. and come home and squeeze my girl like there was no tomorrow.
yet another reminder to try and be here. now. in the moment.
one shot.
do it right, right?!
♡ ashley


  1. Most definitely!! This is such a lovely reminder to enjoy the here and now and to live in the moment..I may just print this out :)

  2. Beautiful. I would like this on my wall I think... as a reminder...just to be in the moment with our children. Lou xx

  3. a lovely reminder for me on this cloudy day. x.

  4. Thanks for your comment.I have been visiting regularly, but being a naughty "silent lurker"! I actually read this lovely poem post first thing this morning before reading your comment. So I will comment now and say it was a very timely reminder for me right now :)Have a lovely weekend x

  5. This is so true ... I think this might be making its way onto my fridge!

  6. Beautiful! Everything in the world can wait, nothing is as important as being with your child whilst they are still a child (this one is my favourite very much in the same vein) :) xx

  7. a wonderful reminder as to what is really important!

  8. Beautiful words :) I have just found your blog- you have a new follower!



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