Sunday, September 7, 2008

Touch & Hug your Little Ones

I was browsing the Net last night and I stumbled upon this beautiful poem. It's more of a reminder to me and also to all parents, especially to those who have little ones, to spend a little bit more extra time with their little ones. When we are too busy with other commitments, some of us tend forget our priority and make stupid assumptions that our little ones are okay without us being there for them.

Touch (by Kathie Davis)

Mothers, touch your children,
Fathers, hug them tight,
Let them know you love them
morning, noon and night.

Put your arms around them,
hold them near to you,
Feel the beating of their hearts,
the life that you made new.

Roll around the floor with them,
tease and laugh and play,
Listen to what they'll tell you,
for they have so much to say.

Take time to get to know them,
see the colours in their eyes,
Appreciate that person
that deep inside them lies.

Let them run their fingers through your hair
and down your face,
Fill their hearts with words of praise,
make home their favourite place.

Cuddle with them on the couch
and watch a tv show,
Sing with them or read a book
and help their world to grow.

Take a walk in the park,
hold each other's hands,
Smell the flowers and feed the ducks
Build castles in the sand.

Mothers, touch your children,
Fathers, hold them tight,
Show them what a gift they are,
to make them feel so right.

p/s: Time and attention are the two simple gifts that we should be able to give to our little ones. My favourite moments would be when I get a bear hug & that genuine "I love you, Mommy" look from my little heroes.
Have a nice day:)

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Hi Ai-Ling, I love this poem! It's a great reminder to all of us busy parents guilty of the same crime. I'm going to print this out and paste it on the fridge to remind myself! Tks for sharing!

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