Quotes of Wisdom 16 Love & Parenting

 “Making the decision to have a child — it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.” — Elizabeth Stone (Goodreads link)

This week our twins turned 13-years-old.  I read to them Amanda Bradley’s Follow Your Dream poem; it says so beautifully what I want them to understand, and has been true in my life and work stories.

Follow your dream.
Take one step at a time and don’t settle for less,
Just continue to climb.
Follow your dream.
If you stumble, don’t stop and lose sight of your goal
Press to the top.
For only on top can we see the whole view,
Can we see what we’ve done and what we can do;
Can we then have the vision to seek something new,
Press on.
Follow your dream.
-Amanda Bradley

Inspired, I wrote a few lines of my own. 

I Wish for You My Child

I wish for you to know,
though you will stumble and loss will come,
the joys will come as well.
I wish for you to hear,
never give up, get back on the horse,
you are strong even in your pain.
I wish for you to feel,
my infinite joy as I hold you in my heart, 
as your grateful mother.

I Wish So Much

I wish so much for them to dream widely, and never give up.
For their dreams to come true,
in their due,

I wish so much for them to feel deeply, and never give up.
For their hearts to lead them,
to their own,

I wish so much for them to think clearly, and never give up.
For their fertile minds,
to be open,

I wish so much for them to love fiercely, and never give up.
For their spirits to soar,
upon the wind,

*Quotes of Wisdom is a Friday at 9am (Pacific Time Zone) series offering Wisdom, Feel Good, Inspirational and Thought-provoking Quotes.  Sometimes with links and most likely, with too many thoughts of my own included. 

As always, thank you for visiting!  Feel free to like, comment, share, follow my journey or reblog as your heart and mind desire. Namaste!


12 Replies to “Quotes of Wisdom 16 Love & Parenting”

  1. I really like this series offering wisdom of yours, Bonnie. Meaningful. I have read a few of them through older posts found on your blog. Unfortunately, I could not comment as they were closed for comments. Happy to do it in this lovely post. Your poems of love to your children are beautiful, truly beautiful. Always a pleasure to read you and to discover the many aspects of your creativity. -Dominique

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    1. Thank you Dominique! I have been conflicted about how long to leave comments open after reading about bots and whatnats. But, I just went and opened them up. After reading your comment I realized I’d rather have comments open and worry about dealing with the other later if it actually happened. Thank you for all the time you’ve spent reading here! I am enjoying write the Quotes series. I never know until I sit to write what will come up. I think “love” is emerging as somewhat of a theme though…

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      1. I am curious about “Bots and whatnats”. What is it? Perhaps an expression I have never heard cause English is not my first language… I am happy to hear you have comments open… Thank you for thinking of your new friends! Will go and put my little contribution on the posts I have already read. I heard that many great writers have a similar approach to writing as you. I usually need to think of what I want to communicate before I sit down and write and than I let the flow do his part. Very interesting how creativity finds a way to reach us all.

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        1. Most definitely grateful for your comments :). It’s been a hard day but you’ve given me a huge warm smile!
          The comments thing was something I read when I started the blog. I knew nothing so I looked for advice blogs. I cannot remember exactly what the advice about closing comments meant but it was something to do with getting lots of unwanted spam comments when there are old posts open. Not sure why. If I find the old post where I read about it, I’ll reblog it.
          There are times I do have something specific on my mind to write about for the Quotes. Mostly, though, I start a search and end up finding something that resonates mood or experience from the week, not originally realizing that’s what I needed to write about. It’s like looking for the surprise gift of someone else’s wisdom that I need for the week.
          I think it’s therapeutic.
          Thanks again for all of your likes, comments, and time spent here today! And for the gift of a smile 🙂

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        2. Thanks to you for taking the time to reply after a long day at work. I like the link you made between quotes and “surprise gift of someone else’s wisdom” that inspires you. I often find myself working on a post and than having inspiration for many other posts. It’s like once you open the box of creativity there is a continuous flow. My problem these days is not the White page but too many ideas and so little time. I guess it is the same for almost every part time bloggers. 😍

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