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.When my son was born early and they had to put him in neonatal ICU for two weeks.. I couldn't hold him, but only rub his little legs, feet, arms, head and back.. Every three hours that I was able to visit him, I would rub his little body softly and sing You Are My Sunshine to him.. He is 11 Years old and still my Sunshine.. :-)
"Parenting is not always sunshine and rainbows, it is hard work, it isn’t always fun and it certainly isn’t easy. Sometimes we screw up and say things we don’t mean. Sometimes we yell. Sometimes we just lose our cool. We are human too." - Quote from the post linked, by Almost Super Mom
There will be a times in your life when you have to choose between being loved and being respected. Always pink being respected, that love without respect was always fleeting--- but that respect could grow into real, lasting love.