Snow6My three children fill my days with highlights and excitement. We see tempers flare and filter. They wrestle, stomp and scream. They laugh. They cry. They love.
Children are blessings. They're also unedited emotions, unbiased devotion and unending love.
To parent, one has no test up front, but is tested every single day.
To parent is to love. To love is to hold a place of warm understanding, solid footing and hearty temperament. One needs patience, kindness, goals, knowledge, an open mind and a strong sense of self.
A parent must be a rule creator and enforcer, a solid strength, and a pillowy hug. A parent needs a shoulder to cry on, a shoulder for protection and a shoulder to stand against.
A parent must be everything to a child. It all starts with love.
Ten things I love about my kids
- Their smiles
- Their cuddles & hugs
- Their need for magic kisses
- How they still ask questions when there is somthing they don't know
- The love they have for each other
- Their relationships
- Their understandings
- Their misunderstandings
- Their mismatched outfits
- That this list doesn't stop at 10
Julie Meyers Pron is a Shine! Parenting Guru and a member of the Y! Mother Board. She blogs daily atJust Precious about organization, fashion, parenting and education... and anything else she feels like chatting about. Follow Julie on twitter and fan her on Facebook. Love what she's writing? Subscribe to her RSS feed.
Julie is continuing her lists of love on Just Precious through Valentine's Day. Visit daily to be enlightened in love.
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