Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
My son’s sitter always stated – the reason she was a sitter and had no children is because God knew she would find a way to keep them children and not let them grow up and lose their innocence.
If I could capture the youth, the innocence and the cuteness of a child at that precious time of their early childhood and market it I would be a rich woman. The reality is that our lives are enriched by our children and when we capture them in photos or on video we are capturing something very priceless because those memories are something we need to preserve and save so when our children are grown up we will have something to have as a keepsake and a gift to show them to preserve that very special time in their lives.
When we as parents see our children grow up it is a wonderful joy but we feel a bit sad as we grow older and our children outgrow their youth and innocence. It is a reality we all have to face but we wish to bond with our children for as long as we can and remember those years and never let them pass us by.
Childhood is a gift that we as parents get to enjoy in raising our children because memories of our childhood have long passed us by and the memories are distant and we were too young to remember it. Our children give us this truly wonderful gift of living through and experiencing childhood through their eyes and this is what makes us who we are and teaches us the whole essence of what life is all about.
NFL players refuse to honor the Pledge of Allegiance, but a little boy with cerebral palsy does.
FoxNews reports 5-year-old Jake Garza was born prematurely and has faced many health obstacles throughout his lifetime, including cerebral palsy — a neurological disorder that primarily affects body movement and muscle coordination.
Jake had been a relatively quiet child. But that all changed after he learned how to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Jake’s father, Eric, 32, an active duty member of the U.S. Coast Guard, said Jake was spending time with family in his hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida, when “all of a sudden, he started reciting the pledge. It hit me right in the heart.”
Eric said he had “no idea” his son was able to recite the pledge, especially because “he was showing some [speech] progress but could only say words like ‘yes’ and ‘no.’”