Saturday, May 8, 2010

Reflections of a Mother~

A letter to my children:

I gave you life, but cannot live it for you.
I can teach you things, but I cannot make you learn
I can give you directions, but I cannot be there to lead you
I can allow you freedom, but I cannot account for it
I can take you to church, but I cannot make you believe
I can teach you right from wrong, but I cannot always decide for you
I can buy you beautiful clothes, but I cannot make you beautiful inside
I can offer you advice, but I cannot accept it for you
I can give you love, but I cannot force it upon you
I can teach you to share, but I cannot make you unselfish
I can teach you respect, but I cannot force you to show honor
I can advise you about friends, but cannot choose them for you
I can advise you about sex, but I cannot keep you pure
I can tell you the facts of life, but I can't build your reputation
I can tell you about drink, but I can't say "no" for you
I can warn you about drugs, but I can't prevent you from using them
I can tell you about lofty goals, but I can't achieve them for you
I can teach you about kindness, but I can't force you to be gracious
 I can warn you about sins, but I cannot make you moral
I can pray for you, but i cannot make you walk with God
I can tell you how to live, but I cannot give you eternal life
I can love you with unconditional love ALL my life...
and I will!

God, on Mother's Day, I thank you for the privilege of being a mother!  There is nothing greater in life, than giving all that I have to the beautiful gifts you have given ME, my children!  May they see you in me and may you be pleased as you watch me raise them for you!  I thank you for allowing me to be a mother!


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1 comment:

Shelly said...

Happy Mother's Day to one of the most deserving mothers I know!!! :-)


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