Friday, November 6, 2009

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

These words I could say of my parents. Kind, loving,Godly,selfless. Thank you mom and dad.
WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN'T LOOKING
A message every adult should read because children are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say.
When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator and I immediately wanted to paint another one.
When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.
When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little things can be the special things in life.
When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other.
When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw you give of your time and money to help people who had nothing, and I learned that those who have something should give to those who don't.
When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.
When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn' t feel good, and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up.
When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.
When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw that you cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be
When you thought I wasn't looking,
I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.
When you thought I wasn't looking,
I looked at you and wanted to say,'
Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.'

2 comments:

~~ said...

Dearest Barbara...
This is a beautiful post...and guess what? YOU"RE the same kind of mother and grandmother...and daughter...
We love you so much...
Momma

Maree said...

Beautiful, beautiful post I need to copy that and keep it close.

That means so much to me that your mamma liked my saying...it's going to fun to see the progress of your mom and dad's soft place to land!

Blessings!

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