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I wish I had a camera handy for every time my darling  smiles, yet I know I just need to close my eyes to see that cherubic face.

I wish I could freeze the innocence of her childhood, yet I know that one day, she will look back at these years as the best of her life.

I wish I could protect her from the taunts of the world, yet I know she will learn to cry at first and gradually deal with them in her own, independent way.

I wish I had been more patient with each tantrum that she threw, yet I know I would never have learnt the value of yelling less.

I wish I could turn to her every time she had something to say, yet life and all its madness won’t let that happen and I am grateful for the moments that I can be there.

I wish I could re-live every loving moment over, yet I know that the beauty of each moment lies in its impermanence.

I wish I could share in the little giggles and secrets that she exchanges with other bent heads, yet I know there is a curious satisfaction in not knowing the reason behind every smile.

I wish I could be her again, filled with love, learning, warmth, unbridled joy and yes, this ,in essence, is the one real thing that  I can aspire to and achieve.

-Wishful Wisdom ( Inspired by Gy)

Categories: Parenting

Shailaja V

Hi there! I'm Shailaja Vishwanath, a blogger with 12 years of blogging experience and a parent to a teen. I work as a digital marketing and social media consultant. From positive parenting tips to useful productivity hacks, social media advice to blogging advice, you'll find them all right here. Welcome to my blog.


Jenny MDP · September 16, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Aww so sweet. My favorite is “I wish I could turn to her every time she had something to say, yet life and all its madness won't let that happen and I am grateful for the moments that I can be there.” I have poems I made for my kids too, but I haven't put them on my blog yet. Children are just so inspiring. Our perfect muse.

Shailaja V · September 17, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Thank you Jenny.

Yes, they are our muses and loving bundles rolled into one. Parenting has been such an enriching experience!

Just checking out your blog too! Some nice recipes you have there 🙂

Jenny Portem · September 24, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Thanks. I just got these recipes all online. I've just recently fallen in love with DIY and natural living that inspired me to blog.

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