Saturday, June 02, 2007

through the eyes of a child

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Home is the place where boys and girls first learn how to limit their wishes, abide by rules, and consider the rights and needs of others. -Sidonie Gruenberg

Do you remember your childhood days? Well I remember mine very vividly. I remember how happy I was and how much fun I had back then. Although I had some fights with my brother and sister, we always made up. My parents were very cool. At our home, we had a voice, we can speak up and say what we wanted but always with great respect for my mom and dad. My dad would always take us to the beach at least once a month and we would ride a boat and have picnics.

As a child I remembered how much my mom and dad loved me. They hugged me a lot. I was fed well and I had nice toys to play with. My mom would always tell me stories before I went to bed and I remember her singing a lullaby to put me to sleep. I guess that was why we grew up confident and happy kids. We knew we were loved unconditionally.

I am currently reading the life story of Dave Pelzer. It's a trilogy, it's called A Child Called "It, The Lost Boy and A Man Called Dave. It's a very moving story of a young boy who was physically abused by his mother. This book is a must read!

Reading this story reminded me of my important role as a mother. We, parents have the great responsibility of guiding our children and making sure that they are well-taken cared of. It is also our duty to help equip them to handle life and it's intricacies. How my children sees the world and how they respond to life is first experienced at home. Their childhood memories will keep them warm on lonely nights, my hugs and kisses will remind them that no matter how cruel the world could be sometimes, I will always be there to love and catch them when they fall.


Dream Catcher said...

reading this i hope..sometime i will b a good father :)..its very sweet post..i rem how my parents made me feel loved n special n have been with me all my life..
ur kids r really lucky to hav a mom like u :)..

thanx for blessing..from now on I will call u didi( means elder Sister in Hindi..India)..


S said...

This is so true. Thank you.

Sophiagurl said...

I'd be honored to be called your didi dream catcher. Thank you for dropping by SusieJ. =)

louann said...

We determine our children's childhood memories. What joy it will be for us to listen to our children remember how happy their childhoods were.

Pam said...

I'll definitely add this to my reading list. I have been musing on my own childhood memories lately, which like yours were mostly happy ones.

Sophiagurl said...

hi louann, i live for the days that i would hear my daughters talk about the life they have with me. and pam, i hope you will like the books like i did - great read.