The Years Are Short…

We have children to raise –

Let’s build self-esteem first, and the house later.
Let’s finger-paint more, and point the finger less.
We should do less correcting and more connecting.
Let’s take our eyes off our watch, and watch with our eyes.
Let’s take more hikes and fly more kites.
Let’s stop playing serious, and seriously play.
We should run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
Let’s do more hugging and less tugging.

~Adapted from Diane Loomans’ “If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again”

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  1. Giselle says

    Time is definitely very fast and see how big your baby is.. You have a great family and maybe after a year, you can post another new family picture for us..
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  2. Andrea Smith says

    Sometimes, the years just go by and look over the people that we love.. and we just realize that they are all grown up,ready to move out of the house and start life on their own… so we should cherish each moment as they happen in our lives
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  3. Roy Brown says

    This is the most inspiring post I’ve seen today. I think this could also connect with your husband or partner. Having a husband is also like raising children although not everything has to apply but, you know, some parts it’s like raising a kid, as well.
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  4. Frances B says

    Time flies so fast when we’re enjoying it, right? Look at your baby! He grew so fast! He looks so adorable I wanna hug him right now!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Michelle Royo says

    Your children are cute and always looking happy. If I had children like them, I’ll probably be as nostalgic as you! These are really beautiful and inspiring photos. Keep sharing us your wonderful memories.

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