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Standing Still

You should never stand still when a child is in motion. Why did you?

When our babies are big in our bellies, they remind us with every tiny movement, that we cannot stay still. Sometimes we are tired as we rub our distended stomachs, and we whisper, “Be still, sweet child. Be still.”

But then they come to us with noise and flailing, in protest of the big new world…



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Martha Manning, Ph.D.

Dr. Martha Manning is a writer and clinical psychologist, author of Undercurrents and Chasing Grace. Depression sufferer. Mother. Growing older under protest.