Happy Valentine’s Day Mom!

Animated Valentine Video for Mom .. Complete with flowers and LOTS of love! 

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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

 

Mom I Love You: By Grace (Child’s Drawing to Mom)

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“Mom I Love You” ~ Child’s Drawing with Heart and Decorative Border,

Submitted by Grace © 2016.

PMA International: Love Letters to Our Children.

 

 

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Mommy Loves You More than I can Say, Mijo by E.V. (Poetry)

My heart hiccuped
as I gently opened your bedroom door
& beheld you sleeping
in the same position I had left you in 4 hrs ago…

Were you alright?
Just sleeping soundly,
finally “like a teenager”
even as I puzzled over how you COULD sleep
with the vacuum running downstairs…

I admired your long lean limbs,
the full curve of your sweet lips gently parted,
your tousled hair.

You took my hand & squeezed it
for a long tender moment
as you stretched into consciousness –
that meant the world to me.

I now understand those Victorian poets,
waxing rhapsodic about the merest touch,
feasting my eyes upon you on this,
our last day together for a while.
Mommy loves you more than I can say, mijo.
E.V. © 2015 Love Letters To Our Children
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