Sunday, October 25, 2009

AMAZING!!!! Read This..

Okay I know like all Mom's I try to save my kids from everything.. I always try to save them pain..frustration and I see I am raising them a bit different from the way my Mom raised me.  My sister emailed this to me and I loved it so much I wanted to share it... .What do you think???

Here is a pretty neat little thing from Paul Harvey.

        Paul Harvey Writes:


    We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse.. For my grandchildren, I'd like better.
    
  I'd really like for them to know about hand me down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meat loaf sandwiches. I really would...here's a note to them..


        I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated.

        I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the car.
        And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen.

        It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and your old dog put to sleep.


        I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in.


        I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother/sister. And it's all right if you have to draw a line down the middle of the room,but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he's scared, I hope you let him.

        When you want to see a movie and your little brother/sister wants to tag along, I hope you'll let him/her.
        I hope you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely.


       On rainy days when you have to catch a ride, I hope you don't ask your driver to drop you two blocks away so you won't be seen riding with someone as uncool as your Mom.

        If you want a slingshot, I hope your Dad teaches you how to make one instead of buying one.
        I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books.


        When you learn to use computers, I hope you also learn to add and subtract in your head.


        I hope you get teased by your friends when you have your first crush on a girl, and when you talk back to your mother that you learn what ivory soap tastes like.


        May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on a stove and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole.


        I don't care if you try a beer once, but I hope you don't like it.. And if a friend offers you dope or a joint, I hope you realize he is not your friend.


        I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your Grandma/Grandpa and go fishing with your Uncle.


        May you feel sorrow at a funeral and joy during the holidays.


        I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through your neighbor's window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Hannukah/Christmas time when you give her a plaster mold of your hand.


        These things I wish for you - tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness. To me, it's the only way to appreciate life.
        


        Written with a pen. Sealed with a kiss. I'm here for you. And if I die before you do, I'll go to heaven and wait for you.

13 comments:

Eva Gallant said...

Oh, Nat, I really loved that! Too true!

blueviolet said...

That makes me so nostalgic for my childhood!

Muggs said...

That is so good! Thank you for posting it. It reminds me of important things I need to keep in mind while parenting.

Foursons said...

I've read this before and it is great.

Lisa Anne said...

I really enjoyed that because it's so true. I think this is what our children need to grow and become great parents and lead a happy life. So true!

Lisa said...

Loved it. My mom used to listen to Paul Harvey on her way to take me to school every morning, and I HATED IT, but I have to admit now he was quite the speaker of words of wisdom.

Brandi said...

That is so great! ;)

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

As much as it hurts to see your child hurt or be hurt, sometimes it's needed in order to learn and understand life.

Thanks for sharing these!

Tater Tot Mom said...

I love Paul Harvey...he always makes so much sense.

I wish all those things for my son...I try not to sheild him from all the bad things that happen because they are part of life and although I don't want him to be hurting, I do want him to be well-rounded and have a good head on his shoulders.

jenie said...

really sweet, nat =) touchy!

Trac~ said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Paul Harvey! And I really miss the "simple" life and just WISH my kids could have had that growing up - I hate that our world has changed so much and not necessarily for the better either. *sigh* Thanks for sharing! :o)

our b life said...

That's a good one. I remember listening to Paul Harvey when I was younger on my Grandpas radio.

Mamatoosi said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that! Thanks for sharing :)

 
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