Glimpses Into A Mother’s Heart
I have just finished reading Rev. Carole Kiamah’s book; Carole’s Diary: Glimpses Into A Mother’s Heart. I have only one word for that experience, “Wow!”
As I read the book, I smiled, laughed, cried, saw myselflearnt a lot. I have been deeply movedaffected by the read. Besides being a great writer, she also, most importantly, writes from the heart. She lays bare her life, not just encouraging us through her successes, but teaching us through her challenges as well.
One of the most outstanding things I found, is the emphasis to let children be,to not use them as tools to create a good image for ourselves.
She has also quoted a poem that I would like to share here, with her permission.
If I had my child to raise over again
I’d build self-esteem firstthe house later
I’d finger paint morepoint the finger less
I would do less correctingmore connecting
I’d take my eyes off my watchwatch with my eyes
I would care to know lessknow to care more
I’d take more hikesfly more kites
I’d stop playing seriousseriously play
I would run through more fieldsgaze at more stars
I’d do more huggingless tugging
I’d see the oak tree in the acorn more often
I would be firm less oftenaffirm much more
I’d model less about the love of power
And more about the power of love.
One word again, “Wow!”