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Sunday, May 13, 2012

When you thought I wasn't looking

"When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator,
and I wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking, 
I saw you feed a stray cat,
and I thought 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 knew that little things are special things.

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I heard you say a prayer,
and I believed that there was a God to talk to.

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I felt you kiss me goodnight,
and I felt loved.

When you thought I wasn't looking, 
I saw tears come from your eyes,
and I learned that sometimes things hurt,
but it's alright 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 looked....
and I wanted to say thanks for all the things 
I saw when you thought I wasn't looking."


I'm not sure who wrote that poem but a friend sent it to me on Facebook last night and I just wanted to share it with you all. If you know where it came from let me know and i'll put the credit in.

Happy Mother's Day to my own wonderful Mom, to my friends who are all amazing mothers and to those who dream of having your own children one day.

"So why do we have a day dedicated to us, to the imperfect mothers? It’s our imperfection that brings us to our knees; eye level with the ones that are watching us all the time. It is our imperfection that brings out beauty in our mothering. It is our imperfection that makes us realize we can’t do it alone. We have a perfect God that can take our imperfection and use it to make our children something great." -Natalie Falls 

2 comments:

Tracy's corner said...

What a lovely poem.

Neha said...

Happy Mothers' Day, Melissa! Love you for the perfect mother that you are!!