I wrote this poem a while back. I was feeling appreciative of my daughter because she got a full scholarship for college. I made a list of all the things she had done in the past that made me extremely proud of her. The list was quite long when I got done with it.
Raising teenagers can be difficult and challenging at times. Sometimes these difficulties and challenges can lead one to make mental notes of their child's transgressions and focus on them solely. I was in that rut once and I still fall in it every so often. I am trying hard to make strides toward appreciating my children everyday. They deserve it. They are great children and I am not just saying that because they are mine.
Have I thanked you lately
For coming to my life?
For providing me with good memories
And lots of things to be proud about?
Have I told you lately
That my love for you will never fade?
For it is unconditional
And it will be there no matter what?
Thank you, my child
I will always love you
And I will always care about you