A plea to parents from Kate Merrick, whose 8-year-old daughter Daisy is now with Jesus:
Love your babies, your husbands, mothers, sisters.
Love each day like it’s your last.
All you mamas out there, you have been entrusted with the precious gift of a human life who depends on you.
Enjoy your gift.
Breathe in the scent of your child’s hair, breath.
Let them cook with you and make a mess of the kitchen.
Play hide and seek with them, build sand castles with them, take them on picnics, read to them!
Listen to them, value and respect them, never shame them.
Your words they will carry with them their whole life and you have the power to give them wings or stunt their growth.
Motherhood can be tough but it’s worth it.
It can be exhausting, boring, tedious, but never for long.
You blink and they’re grown.
It has been my honor and privilege to love Daisy these last 8 years.
I’m thankful for every minute; the joyful and the terrible alike.