Thursday, February 4, 2010


Have you ever experienced something wonderful and immediately felt that you wanted to share it with the people you loved?  After Mr. Q and I first started dating I left him to spend my summer in Japan.  As a young teenager in love it was excruciating to be away from him and even though I loved being with my family, it was a bittersweet experience because I was always wishing Mr. Q was there with me.  Every beautiful sunset, every delicious meal, every friendly person, every funny situation found me sighing "I wish Mr. Q could experience this with me." (Five years later I got my wish when, after we got married, we went to live in Japan for a year to teach English.)

I tell this story because this is part of the reason why I blog.  I have these experiences, I read these articles, I make these recipes, I accomplish something creative and I feel like I want to share it with the people I care about (and the people who care about me!).  So thank you for being part of that circle, for letting me share with you. 

This is what I wanted to share with you today: I read this post on Shivaya Naturals today entitled "How to Really Love a Child" and for some reason it touched me.  I thought I'd share it with you, because maybe you need a little tweak of the heartstrings today, too.

And if I were going to add to it I would say:
Take baths together.
Dance in the rain.
Make snowmen.
Plant a garden together.
Let them eat butter.  Plain.  If that's what they really want.
Make sure they see you hug and kiss your spouse - make sure they know he is the love of your life.
Sleep with them sometimes.  Or all the time!
And let them teach you how to love them best.

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