A parents challenge

I would walk through hell to find you.
I would march against the world to protect you.
I would sacrifice myself, to give you one more day of sunshine.
And, I would throw caution to the wind, if it meant bringing beauty within your world.
If an obstacle appeared on your horizon, I would break it down or carry you over. Even for only one second of joy and happiness.
I would never let another take away your sunshine.
And I would bring the rain when you needed refreshing.
But, my children, the hardest thing to do is to help you learn the real lessons in life.
Where I need to stand back so you experience loss, pain and failure.
For who am I to take away the most valuable lessons in life.
Lessons you will need to know when you walk through the shadows of life, after I am gone.
Know this though my child;
I have faced death in my life.
I have faced fear that I hope to god, you never face.
Know that nothing, nothing is as hard to do as a parent and not be able to help you.
It is something that is harder to do than anything in life.
Sometimes the greatest gift I can give, is to do nothing.
But nothing breaks my heart.
because you are everything to me.

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4 thoughts on “A parents challenge

  1. No truer words have ever been spoken…I know there were many times I have helped my kids…and probably will again…when most parents would say let them go through the tough times without my help…but as a mother I must do as my heart tells me. šŸ™‚ My fav pix: 3rd in 2nd and 3rd row and the very last one..and I pray that cat let the little critter get away. šŸ˜¦

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    1. It is so hard not to jump in at every step! I hope the mouse escaped as well šŸ™‚

      Take care Alan.

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    1. Yes it can be bittersweet, so true.

      I love the crayons picture as well, somethings we take for granted in life are the most beautiful!

      Have a great day! Take care Alan.

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