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Take Heart

November 11, 2017

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote the poem titled

 

A Psalm of Life.

 

In his poem, Longfellow, reminds us:

 

Act,— act in the living Present! 
Heart within, and God o’erhead!

 

It is my belief that children are a gift from something greater, handed off to us with love. ..

 

It is children (and people with child-like hearts) that teach us our greatest lessons of love. They help us find the true meaning of our existence - to love.

 

We are so naive to think that our soul purpose as a parent is to teach and not to embrace the symbiotic relationship between a parent-like figure and a child-like figure.

 

When taking on the role of caregiver of a child with needs that are above and beyond the typical - special needs, do yourself a favor...slow down...listen to your heart..listen to the heart of this precious child. Let this guide you, and help you to guide others - teachers, doctors, family members, friends...

 

Contrary to popular belief, science and spirituality go hand-in-hand.

 

Longfellow continued to write in this poem:

 

Lives of great men all remind us 
We can make our lives sublime, 
And, departing, leave behind us 
Footprints on the sands of time...

 

Our children, who carry the greatest burdens - in my personal journey, my son with cerebral palsy and speech deficit from a perinatal stroke - are those great "men" who remind us that we can make our lives sublime - magnificent!

 

Take heart.

 

For the entire poem A Psalm of Life visit:

 

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44644/a-psalm-of-life

 

#specialneeds #momlife #pediatricstroke #childhoodstroke #stroke#spiritual 

#science

 

 #guidance #love #mum #mom #mommy#lifeslessons #takeheart

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