This verse is one of my favorites and has always been an inspiration to me. I wish every parent in the world could realize how much truth there is in it.
I have had many blessings bestowed on me throughout my lifetime. The greatest and most special gifts that I've received though, is my three children and six grandsons. I thank God every day for entrusting me to protect and love them and for allowing me the privilege of nurturing, guiding, and watching over these very precious gifts.
When each one of my kids was born, I discovered a new dimension in life ... one that I never even dreamed could be so fulfilling. Being a mother and a grandmother has been the most important part of my life. I know that my life could have never been so full and complete without each and every one of them being such an important part of it.
They have added so very much 'light' to my life, are the only real 'treasures' I've ever known and are truly the roots of my heart. They have added much beauty and essence to my life and they have each made me very proud to be a mother and a grandmother. They have also been my 'tower of strength' when I could not find my way, the 'light of hope and promise' when I could not see any sunny tomorrows, and most importantly ... the breathe of life they surrounded me with, as it was the tip of their tender angelic wings that carried me so many times when my own wings were weathered and torn.
I am dedicating these very special pages to each one of them ... Angel, Kim, John, Andy, Mikey, Zach,
Quenton, Bryant, and Tyler.
I love each one of them with all that I am ... they are my heart and soul!
I would like to mention here in my Childhood Place, the horrific crime of child abuse. My heart cries when I think about the millions of children around the world that are helpless victims of abuse and neglect. The only reason I mention it is because I believe that a greater public awareness about child abuse and the willingness to become involved would make a difference ... in some child's life.
DID YOU KNOW ...
Child abuse has been proven to be one of the leading causes of childhood deaths in this nation? According to recent studies every 4 seconds a child is abused and every 7 minutes a child's life is lost.
80% of child abuse cases reported to Child Protective Services were related to parents smoking "Crack Cocaine." Cocaine is an extremely addicting drug. Money, career, food and family become secondary for the heavy user.
As you read these words, I hope you will take a moment and say a little prayer for the many innocent souls who suffer at the hands of an abuser and the ones who will lose their lives because of it. We should pray that they will be placed in a safer environment where they will be loved and cared for properly.
I have included a few heart-wrenching poems here as a remembrance of all the children who have been abused or have died from abuse. My wish is that they will be read by even one parent who realizes that they need to stop beating and yelling and will listen and love instead. If it helps even "one" parent, then I know that this web page will not have been made in vain.
Click on the one you would like to see.
As you can tell from my other pages, I love poems and music, so I've included some of my favorite ones here. You will also find a couple of heart warming and inspirational stories.
Some of the authors are unknown but if you know the correct source of items listed, I will appreciate hearing from you so corrections can be made and proper credit given.
Thank you so very much for visiting
The Childhood Place!
I hope you'll always remember that ...
"It's Much Better to Build Children
Than it is to Repair Men!"