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When I saw this look on the eyes of this girl who was waiting for her parent in a kinder school in Jerusalem, I died inside.

It made me remember the times when my kids were small, each time I carry my bag to the door to travel to the yet unknown parts of my life. They had the same look in their eyes- of longing, of resignation.

Although coming home was always the option, those eyes stayed with me wherever I went.

What would I give to go back to those times, to make them feel more reassured! What would Wiel and I give to assure our 7 children that they are equally and lovingly thought of everyday!

No children, mo matter what age, should feel left out by their parents. (To the Millennials we love- remember that when you become parents.)

We cannot go back to our children’s tender years. However, our parenting does not stop just because our kids became adults.

And it is not always about material things. We can share in their beautiful process called life by opening our hearts to new possibilities and creating our own best lives.

And when they see we are enjoying ourselves in our journey, then we also see a beautiful transformation of the world around them begins.

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When I saw this look on the eyes of this girl who was waiting for her parent in a kinder school in Jerusalem, I died inside.

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