'a child's mind is moulded by four'

It's important that you remember ...


The Hand Holders: A Tribute To Caregivers

There is no job more important than yours,

no job anywhere in the land.

You are the keepers of the future;

you hold the smallest of hands.

Into your care you are trusted to nurture and care for the young, and for all of your everyday heroics, your talents and skills go unsung.

You wipe tears from the eyes of the injured. You rock babies brand new in your arms. You encourage the shy and unsure child. You make sure they are safe from all harm.

You foster the bonds of friendships, letting no child go away mad. You respect and you honour their emotions. You give hugs to each child when they're sad.

You have more impact than does a professor, a child's mind is moulded by four; so whatever you lay on the table is whatever the child will explore.

Give each child the tools for adventure, let them be artists and writers and more; let them fly on the wind and dance on the stars and build castles of sand on the shore.

It is true that you don't make much money and you don't get a whole lot of praise, but when one small child says "I love you", you're reminded of how this job pays.

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I work with moms of all walks of life. Some who are holding down the fort while dad is away, serving our country. Others who are the sole provider, caregiver & parent. Others who work part time, full time, inside the home, outside the home.

This is for you. All of you.

Don't ever forget how important you are.