If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again – by Diane Loomans

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If I had my child to raise all over again,
I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I’d finger paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less and know to care more.
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.
I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars,
I’d do more hugging and less tugging.
I’d see the oak tree in the acorn more often,
I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.
I’d model less about the love of power,
And more about the power of love


I would love to share this beautiful and inspirational poem by Diana Loomans. Diana  is a speaker, author and success coach. She has earned a reputation  as a dynamic presenter with a rare blend of heart and soul. As a bestselling author, Diana has more than one million books and short stories in print. Diana’s inspirational poetry can be found in books, greeting cards, posters, and thousands of websites worldwide.


The Way I See It: Well I wish my mom told me “I Love you” more, “I am proud of you” more often, “I forgive you no matter what” and “It is OK to make mistake”. I wish my mom trusted my judgement more, wasn’t too scared I would fail, get hurt or end up alone that much. I wish my mom spent more time speaking with me more then preaching me. I love my mom, for ever and ever as I know she did “as your mum did” all what she can, the way she knew how, using the tools and means she had, to make me the best child she wanted me to be. I honor my mom’s memory, legacy, effort, persistence and love.

To all Mothers out there, TRUST me, your child will learn all the rules soon enough, don’t worry, but no one will ever let him know how much you love him BUT you. I call on all mothers to tell their kids that they can do anything they want, that they are a wonderful “souls” full of “power”, love and even the sky is not the limit. I call on all mothers to tell their kids not to pay attention to what others “say” about them or  “think of them” ,to always listen to their intuitions, guts and hearts. That every soul is unique, that they can excel in whatever they love to do.  And above all that they are LOVED.

Mothers of the world, you are shaping our future so make sure you make the time to inject in your children’s subconscious the qualities  and beliefs we wish to spread in our world.  Mothers of the world …I Salute you…!

Love & Light

A Forever Loving Child, Noha


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Art
    Dec 05, 2013 @ 10:23:32

    Trish Oberdorf – These pictures are aimzang! Thank you for your time and for your beautiful work, Meridith! I cannot wait to see the rest! It was wonderful to see you again!

  2. Rex Ferguson-Baird
    Jun 30, 2017 @ 02:03:24

    Trust – interesting topic to refer to when you find out that this poem was not written by Dianne Loomans but by Chief Dan George who died in the early 1980s.
    Plagiarism hurts.

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