Debbie Steen

Mother, Mom, Mommy, Momma are all words we have used to describe someone that has been instrumental in our life. These may also be words you have heard spoken to you. God created the family unit. He knew the needs of each person’s heart. He instilled the compassion and nurturing desire in women. During the past two months, mothers have been called on to be and do more than ever before for their families. If you are feeling a little frazzled, please be kind to yourself. You are doing a wonderful job! As I talk with moms on the phone or porch visits, I want to encourage them to enjoy these moments. So much good is happening in our families as we have been forced to slow down, stay home, spend time together.

Outside the Preschool area is a poster from 30 years ago that has always spoken to my heart. It helps me focus on what is truly important. These are wise words for all of us, moms, dads, grandparents. Happy Mother’s Day!

As I Grow


Understand that I am growing up and changing very fast. It must be difficult to keep pace with me, but please try.

Listen to me and give me brief, clear answers to my questions. Then I will keep sharing my thoughts and feelings.

Reward me for telling the truth. Then I am not frightened into lying.

Tell me when you make mistakes and what you learned from them. Then I can accept that I am OK even when I blunder.

Pay attention to me and spend time with me. Then I can believe that I am important and worthwhile.

Do the things you want me to do. Then I have a good, positive model.

Trust and respect me. Even though I am smaller than you. I have feelings and needs just like you.

Compliment and appreciate me. Then I’ll feel good and I’ll want to continue to please you.

Help me explore my unique interests, talents and potential. In order for me to be happy, I need to be me, and not you or someone you want me to be.

Be an individual and create your own happiness. Then you can teach me the same and I can live a happy, successful and fulfilling life.

Thank you for hearing me, I love you!

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