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I so blessed that you stopped by for a visit! Make yourself at home.
My goal is to share some "Words of Wisdom"with you and I hope you will share with me by leaving a comment.
Blessings to you from Grammy!

Monday, August 24, 2009


I was just reading a post by a precious friend of mine on Facebook about trying to keep her house clean with two small boys. It made me think of an old poem that I found years ago.

The author is unknown.

Since my two sons are grown up now,
I thought I would share it with her--
and all the mothers (and fathers) with small children.

My hands were busy through the day;
I didn’t have much time to play
The little games you asked me to--
I didn’t have much time for you.

I’d wash your clothes, I’d sew and cook;
but when you’d bring your picture book,
And ask me please to share your fun;
I’d say “a little later son.

”I’d tuck you in all safe at night,
and hear your prayers, turn out the light,
Then tip-toe softly to the door....
I wish I’d stayed a minute more.

For life is short, the years rush past...
A little boy grows up so fast.
No longer is he at your side,
His precious secrets to confide.

The picture books are put away;
there are no longer games to play,
No good-night kiss no prayer to hear---
That all belongs to yesteryear.

My hands, once busy, now are still.
The days are long and hard to fill.
I wish I could go back and do the little things you asked me to.

(Yeah, I have a tear in my eye, too.)

Some more "WORDS OF WISDOM" I shared with my friend,
and will share with you is:
A clean house can't give you a hug. A clean house is for a later time.
Now is for Big Hugs from Little People!!!
It's nice when that miracle happens and the house, and the kids, are clean
and the laundry is finished and supper is ready on the stove
all at the same time........
or even all in the same day...or same week...or same year...
or same lifetime!...
BUT...a clean house and all that other stuff----
should be wayyyy down the priority list!
At the top should be the important things,
hugs, kisses, tickling--followed by giggling,
water guns, in the summer and snow balls, in the winter
(both outside of course),
tea parties, swimming, ball games,
swinging, sliding, climbing,
books, crayons, finger paints,
piggy-back rides,
singing, stories, naps,
and general fun---
ALL enjoyed by parents and kids TOGETHER!!!!


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