Monday, July 26, 2010
Motivational Monday - "I Am A Parent"
Not always the kind I'd like to be, call me just a mere parent.
I think I'm normal.
I find myself wondering if my son or daughter will ever grow up and display good manners and be reasonable and so, I nag, I nudge, I needle:
You see, I don't want to over step his rights, nor neglect mine.
Therefore, I worry, I stew, I fret.
I watch the clock's creeping hands.
I cringe at the sound of an ambulance.
I smile and drop off to sleep when I hear the car door slam.
I worry about grades, and companions, and the cost of giving to my community a good citizen.
Life has taught me a number of lessons, lessons hard to learn.
That being a parent is a full-time job,
That little, neglected daily problems can become time bombs that someday will go off,
That tensions within a home are normal and will continue to exist just as long as parents love children, and children love freedom.
Sometimes, I'm soft, and sometimes, I can be downright severe,
I'm often confused.
But let someone tell me how I must run my home, and I rise up in a bristling independence,
No one has the right to hand me a list of inflexible do's and don'ts:
But, being a parent, I recognize, and respect the problems, in thousands of home like mine.
Yes, I'm a parent, I like the job, for I believe in young people, all of them,
my son, your son,
my daughter, your daughter,
I covet for them a pleasurable time of growing up.
Happy 26th Birthday to Jason! I love you and am proud to have been your mother!