My kids have taught me a lot. Some things I would rather not had to learn about. 😉
I am their biggest fan.
I am sure they don’t think I am, I mean they are at those ages after all….but, I think about them constantly. I read books on how to best help them.
I work outside of the home to help them have what they need. I attend meetings upon meetings upon appointments to learn how to best meet their needs.
I take them to work. I pick them up from work. I sit at most of their sporting events. I plan trips and activities for them.
I study. I pray. I strive to be better for them.
I sleep in uncomfortable positions so they can be warm and comfortable. I go without my jacket to keep them warm and dry.
I question them on their schoolwork, grades, tardies, and behavior. I question who their friends are, where are they going to be and when they are expected to walk through the front door.
I listen to them plan things, plot a storyline and compliment each other. I hear them giggle at foolish TV shows. I see them comfort a sibling.
I hear them plan to get back at a sibling for being mean. I listen to them question each other about their clothing choices, makeup and language.
I marvel at all that they are. I envision who they will become.
I have a glimpse of their future because I have already seen 3 of them grow up. I have witnessed 3 of them succeeding, each in their individual way.
I can’t express the love I have for them. I can only be their biggest fan. That doesn’t mean they have to be perfect and right. It means they need to try and do the very best that they can do. Because let’s face it, in our world today people are giving them skewed expectations. People are giving them a false sense of reality and life. The work is teaching them the wrong way to be.
So, you will always find me on their corner. You will always find me whispering in their ear. You will always find me staunchly defending their right to choose for themselves. You will always find me hugging them a little tighter. Enjoying the times that we are together a little but more. But mostly you will find me trying to let them know how proud I am of them. Hearing me tell them I love them. And continually being their biggest fan because that is just what parents do.