http://themindfulparent.org/verses/present/verses_with_child_002.htm I thought this was lovely and wanted to share it with you. I think this is especially important for parents with children who go to school. It’s a nice moment of connection before the madness of getting ready to get out of the door begins! I remember it well! It wasn’t so long ago for us!
“My eyes open
To a new day
My beautiful child
Slowly stirring in bed”
“The day can begin in a whirlwind or it can begin from a point of calm. The difference is not dependent on what our morning entails, but rather how we choose to attend to it. Each morning we awake to a new day and another opportunity to feel joy. Turn your thoughts to your children just prior to arising from bed. Breathe deeply before reciting the verse. And then breathe deeply again after reading it. There is such joy to be felt in the moment between and during breaths. Slow this moment down and visualize your child in her bed, awakening as you have just done. Stretch your body and imagine your child stretching. If you yawn, imagine your child yawning. If you rub your eyes, imagine your child rubbing hers. Let the synchronicity within this moment bring a smile to your face and allow yourself to enjoy this gift life has given you.”
I thought this would be lovely to do if you’re pregnant too. Whatever the age of your unborn baby, you could still imagine your baby doing this.