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Let Them Be Little

The song “Let Them Be Little” was submitted to the Universal Preschool discussion list a couple days ago. It was decided in short order that the song would become our new theme song.

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the meaning of the song and have played it many times over the course of the week. It should really give us all something to think about.

Let Them Be Little

Billy Dean and Richie McDonald

I can remember when you fit in the palm of my hand.
You felt so good in it; no bigger than a minute.
How it amazes me you’re changin’ with every blink.
Faster than a flower blooms, they grow up all too soon.

So let them be little,
‘Cause they’re only that way for a while.
Give ’em hope, give them praise,
Give them love every day.
Let ’em cry, let ’em giggle,
Let ’em sleep in the middle,
Oh, but let them be little.

I never felt so much in one little tender touch.
I live for those kisses, your prayers an’ your wishes.
An’ now you’re teachin’ me how only a child can see.
Tonight, while we’re on our knees, all I ask is:

Please, let them be little,
‘Cause they’re only that way for a while.
Give them hope, give them praise,
Give them love every day.
Let ’em cry, let ’em giggle,
Let ’em sleep in the middle,
Oh, but let them be little.

Their so innocent, precious soul:
You turn around, an’ it’s time to let them go.

So let them be little,
‘Cause they’re only that way for a while.
Give them hope, give ’em praise,
Give them love every day.
Let ’em cry, let ’em giggle,
Let them sleep in the middle,
Oh, but let them be little.

Let them be little.

Our children are only little for a such a short time and they need us, their parents, to make wise choices and protect them from danger, from predators and those who would bring them harm.

I have three children who are now grown, all in their mid-twenties. I have such sweet memories of the time we spent together in song, in prayer, having fun and loving each other. I wouldn’t trade one single day for anything.

If you haven’t listened to the melodious music and watched the sweet faces on Billie Dean’s video, please take a few moments and do so. Let the song soak into your heart and make it a part of who you are. Children should be little for as long as we can let them. Growing up too fast in today’s harsh world is difficult enough.

This song should touch a chord in all our lives.

Let Them Be Little.

1 comment to Let Them Be Little

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