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To Her Son

February 27, 2010
By A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world; there is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won't feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine as children do. We were all born to make manifest the glory of God that's within us - it's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
-Nelson Mandela

Listen, Son, so you may hear
The things I have to say.
Please, my Son, incline your ear,
Show love to me today,

For when you are grown, and you feel strong,
The world will tear you down;
And you'll think of me, your memory,
And I'll wipe away your frown.

'Cause, Son, you know I love you.
I'll be there when you fall.
I'll pick you up and dust you off
If you just make one call.

Oh you know it's true;
I'll be with you,
No matter what you've done

If you learn to see
What love can be
From a mother to her son.

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