Reprinted with permission. Rachel Macy Stafford is a certified special education teacher with a decade of experience working with parents and children. You can join her journey to grasp what matters through "The Hands Free Revolution" on her blog.
If this was Instagram and I could attach a picture, you would see tears trickling down my face! The first paragraph perfectly described my morning today except my little one used "delicious" to describe my toaster waffles. Thank you for the wonderful perspective and blessed reminder of why I "show up" every day...even with my imperfections.
Beautiful! A firend of mine forwarded this to me several days ago, but I only had time to get ot it today. I guess I needed to hear it today and know that these past few days I was living. No regrets there. Thanks K.
The last section on bedtime really struck home. Last night, with both of us sick with colds, I just wanted to get my daughter into bed so I could collapse into bed, when my little girl asked me to cuddle. I initially said no - it was late, I was so tired, and not feeling up to snuff. She said OK, but she was clearly sad. I started to leave and turned to look at her and thought, how many more years do I have before I won't even get to tuck her in. So I walked around the bed, laid behind her and snuggled her close. She sighed and was sweetly dreaming in less than 5 minutes. It was the wisest decision and best 5 minutes of my day!
You have no idea how much I needed to read this. You've been an agent of God. Thank you.
Thank you so much for these inspiring words! May we all learn to love more and judge less <3
beautiful. Made my day (maybe my whole year!) THANK YOU.
this is so utterly beautiful and true, thanks for such a heart felt poem...for writing what is in your heart....it needs to read and put into practice.....especially for mothers, grandmothers...everyone really...everyone must grow up and learn how to nurture patience, understanding and love. Yes, your little girl is so wise...we all have the same heart. Thanks for the lesson.