John has always made it clear that there was one thing in his grandmother’s house that he wanted — and now that prize lives at our house. His mom made this collage of a precious poem by Dorothy Law Nolte, and it truly represented how she mothered him, how my parents treated me, and how John and I aspire to parent our children. When John’s uncle brought this to us, he shared that the frame this is in was actually a wedding gift (and there is a religious painting behind it) for Grandma and Grandpa Bindel. (I have not looked at the painting because the framing is very well done and I do not want to disturb it. Someday I will peak.) This hangs on our wall as an often much-needed reminder to me. I am so thankful and proud to have it!
he learns to condemn.
he learns to fight.
he learns to be apprehensive.
he learns to feel sorry for himself.
he learns to be shy.
he learns what envy is.
he learns to feel guilty.
he learns to be confident.
he learns to be patient.
he learns to be appreciative.
he learns to love.
he learns to like himself.
he learns that it is good to have a goal.
he learns about generosity.
he learns what truth and justice are.
he learns to have faith in himself and in those about him.
he learns that the world is a nice place in which to live.
your child will live with peace of mind.