It is a poem that really touched me about children and what we can learn from them.
Children are precious gifts from God! Here is a picture that I found in Power Point’s Clip Art. Isn’t it a neat picture? I thought it went along perfectly with the poem.
The poem is called “On Raising Children” and is by Mary Hollingsworth. It states:
“Children are the best teachers in the world. They teach young women how to be mothers and young men how to be fathers. They teach older men and women how to be grandparents. They even teach other children how to be brothers and sisters.
“Think about all the skills children teach people. They teach moms how to be nurses and dads how to be heroes. They teach brothers and sisters how to share… toys, rooms, dreams and cookies. They even teach teachers how to teach in creative and fun ways.
“Children teach the world how to love. They teach us to look past a person’s skin color right to his or her heart. They teach us how to be honest, open and innocent. And they teach us how to hug and laugh and be enthusiastic.
“Children make us keep our promises because they never forget one that we make. They even make us into scientists and professors by asking “why?” about everything that moves and many things that don’t.
“Isn’t it interesting that while we are teaching our children to be adults, they are teaching us how to be children? That’s especially important when we remember what Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” (Matthew 19:14).”
Thank you Mary Hollingsworth for these amazing words about our children! We truly can learn a lot from them.
May we always remember how precious they are!! Let’s remember to love our children!!