How to Be a Mother, Father, Child.
Thank You Mom and Dad
When very young I was a good child, gentle and mild. As I grew that began to change some. By the time I was a teenager I was totally wild, though I must admit, exceptionally skilled at not getting caught in my typically dangerous deeds. My parents were by no means perfect, each dealing with their own demons that I didn’t dream existed. Though struggling daily within themselves, they still managed to raise me, to love me, to teach me that which I did not make easy to teach. I can never thank them enough. I know now how truly blessed I was.
Mama, I never told you growing up
...how special you are.
Angry and full of rage I was
... after Daddy was killed.
Moreover, so many times
...I took it out on you
and for that I will eternally be ashamed.
Mama, you are far from perfect
and God knows we used to fight.
Mama, I was wrong and I’m so sorry.
Always, always know you were right.
Mama, I know now you were battling
...you own demons
and yet, you never once
...failed to put me first.
Mama, you didn’t make life easy
...so many times brutal.
And now, I see clearly
... it was more so for you than me.
Mama, I know now you did this
...to get through my thick skull.
At no small cost to yourself
...you never gave in.
Mama, I hope to be as strong
and put my issues on a shelf for the good of another
...as you did for me.
Reba - "A Little Want To"
Mom and Dad
Mother, may I please?
Over my dead body!
Mama, you just don’t want me to have any fun!
And you can think what you want, but your still not going.
Now, do as your told and stop whining before I give you something to whine about.
Don’t you know I’m doing this for your own good?
Daddy, may I please? Over my dead body! I should tan your hide for thinking it!
Always wanting to grow up too fast. Stop trying to rush. Enjoy being a kid.
Don't you know I'm doing this for your own good?
Daddy, I miss you so much.
And I will never, ever, forget how much your love meant to me, still means to me.
Daily, I thank God for the time I had with you and for the loving mother I still have.
Dolly and Holly - "Daddy's Hands"
home grown wisdom
related, I can't say thank you enough.
everyday made with a smile.
Really, thanks, though your not here.
hard discipline when I needed but didn’t want it, I thank you for you taught me
ever so diligently, ever so patiently,
respect and responsibility, courage and compassion, to stand for what is right.
homeless, parentless, love starved kids, I wish you had parents as good as mine.
Everyone one of you deserves love, respect, hugs, teaching, and parenting.
Really, you deserve them. Look to the Father above
...for he will never desert you.
often make mistakes.
They are people too with
hearts as big as Texas which
ever on beat just for you,
rascal that you are.
overall are the fiercest creatures made.
They will die for their children and
have done so since the dawn of time.
Every second you have with her is a gift to which none compares.
Run to her now and be sure she knows how much you really care.
really just human, all of you lost little ones. Don’t you see?
Everyday they slave to see that you are safe. Every
night they worry for you and they will every night of your life.
Tell them you love them for you won’t have them forever.
Say what is in your heart while you can or you may never forgive yourself
...when they are gone.
Parents today, too often led astray by those who really don’t know,
aren’t you aware it’s your job to raise the ones God gave you?
Responsibility, respect, independence and love are taught through actions,
everyday in every way and everything you say,
not by screaming do as I say not as I do. They will imitate what you do.
Teach what you wish you were taught and remember how hard it was
to suffer at the hands of your own parents. Be what you and they deserve.
rejoice in the gift of your children.
Enjoy them not spoil them. They need grit to survive, to make it in the times ahead.
Now is the time, from the day they are born. You never know how long you have.
Today is never too late. Do what they need you to. Stand for what is right, not easy.
Stand up to them if you have to. Love them always. They are the greatest part of
Every day is an opportunity.
All the choices you make either open doors to greatness or slam them shut forever.
Reality is not something you can or should be sheltered from anymore.
Truly, it can eat you up and spit you out as it has done many an adult before you.
Everyone has to make hard choices. What’s popular is seldom the good choice.
Everyone is doing it is not true, it just seems that way. Everyone is really just trying
...to make it.
Now is the time to build yourself, to decide who you are.
...Do you want to be a carbon copy?
Billie Holiday - "God Bless the Child"
Dearest child, you are
and every one.
rare and unique. You are the only one.
Child, there is no one else like you.
Haven’t you heard this before?
In God’s image you were made.
Love he put in you from the start.
night of your life.
even if you are lost,
and feel no one cares,
really, you are wrong.
Child, the Father of us all
has a plan for you in this life.
In good times and bad and especially in strife,
let him be your guide. He will always lead you right.
Dear to him you are, more so than you will ever know. But
remember, you have to ask for him to guide you. He won’t force you.
Enter his family willingly and with a true though darkened heart for
now is all you have. It’s never too late to start.
everyone is in pain.
All of us suffer in our lives.
Really, there is none that does not.
Children feel it more.
He will save you, though suffer still you shall.
In each life gain comes through pain. It’s the nature of the human condition.
Let his love ease your pain as only he can do. You need him more than you know.
Dear child, in his love you can find peace.
Reason is not always the answer. Faith is something greater. It is
empowering. It allows you to overcome, to love, and to forever live.
Now is the time my child. Discover for yourself what only he can give.
© Rhonda Enrayne 12-25-11
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