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Babies are borrowed. Don't forget that.

by ShellDeFelice on August 24, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


The Universe didn't give you a human being to clutch and keep forever. You were gifted a tiny person for a very short time. If you cannot nurture and add to the jouney of this amazing soul, then at the very least, do not cause it harm.
Little people are a heady responsibility that some people seem to take for granted. The love they show up with to give, has no limits. Be thankful you were invited to their journey and be careful to send them on their way as whole as possible.

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