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 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 teach less about the love of power, And more about the power of love."
I've been trying to make it up to her, trying to help her when I can financially and with her kids. She's an angry young lady just like I was. The acorn doesn't fall far from the oak tree.