When you thought I wasn't looking...

  1. 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 those little things can be the special things in life.

    When you thought I wasn't looking, I heard you say a prayer, and I knew there is a God I could always talk to and I learned to trust in God.

    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 felt you kiss me goodnight and I felt loved and safe.

    When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you take care of your 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.

    Each of us, parent or friend, influence the life of a child.
    Last edit by KaraLea on Jul 9, '03
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   nowplayingEDRN
    *through teary eyes* what a touching poem. Thank you.
  4. by   PennyLane
    That was beautiful. I don't have kids, but that brought tears to my eyes.

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