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On My Heels


ON MY HEELS

My three year-old was on my heels no matter where I went.
Whenever I stopped to do something and turned back around,
I would trip over him.

I patiently suggested fun activities to keep him occupied.

But he simply smiled an innocent smile and said,
"Oh that's all right, Mommy. I'd rather be in here with you."

Then he continued to bounce happily along behind me.
After stepping on his toes for the fifth time,
I began to lose patience.

When I asked him why he was acting this way,
he looked up at me with sweet green eyes and said,
"Well, Mommy my teacher told me to walk in Jesus' footsteps.
But I can't see Him, so I'm walking in yours."

~~ Author Unknown ~~


THE BLANK PAGE

A child's life is a blank page.

What will the first words be?

Shut up!
Get out of my sight.
Go play.
Don't touch!
You, that child's parent, write upon

These words teach fear.
They register unwantedness.
They say, "I don't love you."

Let your words teach gentleness and beauty.
Let them supply high moral principles,
courage to meet life's disappointments, pride in a job well done.

Use words that reflect your love:

Beautiful, son!
You did a great job.
Don't worry--we'll clean it up together.
I'm so proud of you!
When your child is grown, you will look at him

and see the words you wrote on that blank page.

Write words you will be proud of!

~~ Author Unknown ~~

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