Thursday, May 11, 2017

Throw back Thursday. For MOTHER'S DAY

I found this essay about 8 years ago..
Came across it again.. and it works with Mother’s
Day just around the corner…
A note to ones children…

I love you enough… 

Someday when my children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates a parent, I will tell them:

I loved you ask where you were going, with whom, and what time you would be home.

I loved you insist that you save your money and buy a bike for yourself even though we could afford to buy one for you.

I loved you be silent and let you discover that your new best friend was a creep.

I loved you make you go pay for the bubble gum you had taken and tell the clerk, "I stole this yesterday and want to pay for it."

I loved you stand over you for two hours while you cleaned your room, a job that should have taken 15 minutes.

I loved you let you see anger, disappointment, and tears in my eyes. Children must learn that their parents aren't perfect.

I loved you let you assume the responsibility for your actions even when the penalties were so harsh they almost broke my heart.

But most of all, I loved you say NO when I knew you would hate me for it. Those were the most difficult battles of all.

I'm glad I won them, because in the end you won, too. And someday when your children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates parents, you will tell them.... I loved you enough….

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