The Moments We Wish We Could “Slow Down” by Nichole Nordeman

“Here’s to you
Every missing tooth
Every bedtime story
Here’s to Barbie cars,                                                                                                    light saber wars
Sleeping in on Sunday
Had to crawl
Before you walked
Before you ran
Before I knew it
You were teaching me
The only thing love can
Hold hands through it
When it’s scary, you’ve got me

Slow down
Won’t you stay here a minute more
I know you want to walk through the door
But it’s all too fast
Let’s make it last a little while…”

~ Nichole Nordeman

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Nicole, a single mother with two children, wrote “Slow Down” song the night before her son’s fifth grade graduation.She says on facebook, I don’t know of a more uttered or whispered phrase from a mother of any age, about her child of any age, than ‘It’s going by too fast.’ I feel like I spend my life trying to slow time. Trying to celebrate the growth and the milestones of my children, and then secretly day dreaming about building a time machine in my garage, so I can return to rocking my babies at midnight. If you’ve ever looked at your child running across a field, or striding across a graduation stage, or walking down the middle aisle of a church clutching a bouquet, you’ll know why this song is special to me. Please watch the video, remembering the moments we wish we could slow down, and sharing them with those we love most.”  

Read More About Nicole’s emotional experience writing “Slow Down” and what family means to her: Mom’s song pleads for children to ‘Slow Down’ and stop growing up so fast

 

So You Will Have These Memories/Happy Mother’s Day by E.J. Perth (Child’s Art)

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This is a finger paint flower made by my child in preschool.

“I made you a flower

With my finger and thumb

So you will have these memories

For all the years to come

Happy Mother’s Day 2014″

Sending love, prayers and support to all Mothers and their precious Children.

~ E.J. Perth  © 2014

Love Letters To Our Children

 

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SK-II : For every moment shaped by your touch (The power of a Mother’s touch)

“The enduring bond shared between a mother and child begins from the moment of her first touch, and lasts a lifetime…”

For Mother’s Day, SK-II skin care products released this beautiful video showing how the power and love communicated by a mother’s touch has nurtured her child throughout her life, “Too often we underestimate the power of touch. A caress across a baby’s little warm feet. A gentle pat of encouragement. These small intimate moments speak volumes and bring us together. The enduring bond shared between a mother and child begins from the moment of her first touch, and lasts a lifetime. This Mother’s Day, celebrate the power of touch with SK-II.”

The video is accompanied by a soothing piano melody and offers emotional depictions of milestones in the child’s life – her first steps, a dance recital, a broken heart as a teenager – at each milestone, the mothers is a source of strength and support for her child.

PMA International offers our love, prayers and support to all Hero, Protective Mothers and their Children. 

For those mothers who are separated from their children, and children who are separated from their mothers, though you may not be able to touch each other now, may the memories, and the precious mother-child bond you share, keep you close until you are together again. 

Happy Mother’s Day!

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