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Apr 3, 2013

Good night! Tuck Your Little Ones In Tonight

MaryAnn Gaver

     What can give our children a more secure and soothing feeling than being tucked in at night?

     I think it's easy to underestimate how valuable it is to tuck our children in at night.  Whether you like to briefly exchange hugs, kisses and good-night prayers, or opt to take a big chunk of time and go all out with story telling and a whole bedtime routine, your kids are sure to remember those nights when mom or dad tucked them in...

     And what time could be more precious to impart simple spiritual truths and to let our kids know how much we love them?  "You're my un-repeatable miracle!" I used to love to say...

    If you're too tired at night, let your husband do the tucking in.... I know how exhausted you might feel at the end of the day.

     What's important is taking advantage of the preciousness and tenderness of the night time hour when your child's little body is closing down for the day.

    In celebration of bedtime routines, I'd like to share one of my favorite poems with you.

WHEN MOTHER TUCKED US IN

by Clara Simpson

No matter what our station,

No matter where we roam,

At times our thoughts will wander

To our dear childhood's home,

Life's earliest recollections

Of one's own kith or kin.

Those days by love surrounded,

When mother tucked us in.

 

Oh: Mother, glorious Mother!

Although we loved you so

In those glad days of childhood,

Your worth we did not know;

How many life successes,

And honors we may win,

Are due to early memories,

When mother tucked us in.

 

        Enjoy the day!  And enjoy tucking your little ones in bed tonight!  When you have a moment, take a look at the blog, Little Ones In The House...

        God bless you!  Keep on!

        love,

        MaryAnn   

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