Hope for our futures
lies in their hearts and spirits
through bubble gum and
hopscotch, pig tails and scraped knees –
our job to love and nurture
© LScott 2012
Photo: My son and daughter
14 years ago
~ a thread of words from every stitch of life ~
30 thoughts on “Youth – Tanka”
Huge Love to You xo
Thanks, Cat, and to you, too! Have a wonderful Monday! xo
I will my sweet xoxoxoxoxo
Beautiful thoughts Lauren – the world needs more of this.
Thanks so much, David, I appreciate your kind words. What saddens me is all the children who are not living in a loving environment…it’s heartbreaking~
If they learn how to love and nurture, then you’ve done your job well just as well as you wrote these lines. 🙂
Awww…thanks so much, Kim! You made my day! 🙂
This is wonderful, Lauren–God bless you and your family today. love, sis Caddo
Thanks so much, Caddo, and God Bless you today, too! Love and hugs, sis, Lauren
True, sweet little kids grow up on love and nurturing, become good parents themselves, and repeat the cycle. Like you, My heart goes out to the orphans and the unwanted ones whose future is uncertain. Hugs and love to you, Lauren! Stay well.
Thanks for your comment, Cynthia, at least you and I are on the same heartfelt page~hugs and love to you, too! 🙂 xoxo
I bet 14 years ago seems like yesterday when it comes to the children.
Beautiful poem, Lauren! Have a blessed day! Hugs a plenty xoxo
Yes, it does, Deb! Thanks so much and hope you’re having a great day! Bunches of hugs to you, too! xoxoxo
I did, I still am, and hope you are too! 🙂 Hugs xoxo
Yes, I am, too! 🙂 Hugs! xo
beautiful, it made me feel even more responsible in my heart for this new generation and the next. The power of caring, love and protecting is what came to mind. Love to you, Linda
Thanks, Linda, and your words exemplify exactly how I was feeling when I wrote this~love and hugs to you, too! xo
What a beautiful Tanka, Lauren, I loved reading this! 🙂 ~ Love, Julie xox
Thanks, Julie, and I hope you’re doing well! Love ya, sis! 🙂 xoxo
Very nice! Our most precious assets Lauren–it’s still amazing to me to look at my grown children now and all they are accomplishing and yet remember when they were small. Raising our children well is the most important job we’ll ever have. xox
Thanks, Jeannie, and I agree with every word you said! Much love and hugs! xox
I guess yours aren’t so little any more.
Thanks, Binky, and no they’re not…my son is 17 and 6’1″ and my daughter will be 21 next month! I feel old! 🙂
oh absolutely a big yes..to that lovely thought
we need all the finger paintings and tree houses and all the fun with sand and mud to get the world on right track….
what a stunning poetry..and very apt for todays rage engulfed hearts
love ya 🙂
Aww…thanks for your delightful comment, Soma, and I know you’d feel the same way, since you are an amazing Mom yourself! Love ya, too! 🙂
Such abundant sources of both joy and hope are these dear children!
Thanks, Rose, children are our future and I wish all of them had love in their homes for support as they grow~
Awwww… so much love and memories….glad you shared them with us…..
Yes, it still seems like yesterday, Celeste, when they were little. It’s hard to believe my son is a senior now and my daughter will be 21! I still feel like I’m 35! Well, dreaming I guess, but I actually like my life where it is now, too. It’s fun interacting with them more as adults. Many wonderful chapters in raising children~thanks for your loving comment and hugs to you!