FROM CHAPTER THREE
For a kid, every day should begin with 'Once upon a time ' Every moment of every day should be an adventure. Today, during this first century of a new millennium, are we in danger of scheduling our kids' lives away? And, for what purpose?
I don't know about you, but years from now, I do not want to wake up and look back and realize that I missed out, that I was so consumed by my own life that I forgot to live in the moment with my children that I raised my kids to live like me far from the present moment and, that I spent so much energy worrying about my tomorrows and my goals and my ambitions that I failed to receive and cradle a most sacred calling, this privilege of parenting.
The Awe-full Privilege is a heartwarming and personal account of the joy of parenting. It illustrates beautifully the importance of slowing down and enjoying our children while they are with us ... and giving them the most precious gift of all, our time.
ANITA HITTINGER, Director of Risen Lord Montessori School