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  • If I had my Child to raise Over Again

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    If I Had my Child to Raise Over Again
    -Diane Loomans

    If I had my child to raise 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 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.

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    My mind works like lightning. One brilliant flash and it is gone.

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    This reminds me of one of my favorite memories. David was about 4 was he was watching TV while I was scurrying around, trying to get supper going and the house picked up before my husband came home. All of a sudden, I hear this shriek and David runs over to me, practically climbing up me. I was exasperated and told him to get off of me, I was trying to cook supper. "But, Mommy! BENJI DIED!" I looked down to see these two tear stained little cheeks, these scared eyes and these tiny hands and arms trying to hug my neck.
    Well, I turned the stove off and picked David up and went and sat down on the couch with him, where he had been watching his Benji movie. I showed him that Benji was not really dead. I expalined that Benji was an actor and he just pretended to be dead.
    David stared at the TV, his little hands patting me on my smile and cheeks like he was trying to reassure me too that everything was all right.
    Supper was late as I sat on the couch holding my precious little boy, explaining the movie so he could totally understand it. It's one of my most precious memories of my now 24 year old son.

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