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"When you thought I wasn't looking"

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  • ROXANNE YOUNG
    When you thought I wasn t looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one. When you thought I
    Message 1 of 1 , May 1, 2006
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      "When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.

      When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.

      When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me and I learned that little things can be the special things in life.

      When you though I wasn't looking, I heard you say a prayer, and I knew there is a God I could always talk to and I learned to trust in God.

      When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other.

      When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of your time and money to help people who had nothing and I learned that those who have something should give to those who don't.

      When you thought I wasn't looking, I felt you kiss me good night and I felt loved and safe.

      When you though I wasn't looking, I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.

      When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't feel good and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up.

      When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw tears come from your eyes and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but its all right to cry.

      When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw that you cared and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

      When you thought I wasn't looking, I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know to be good and productive person when I grow up.

      When you thought I wasn't looking, I looked at you and wanted to say, 'Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.'"

      Each of us - parent, grandparent or friend - influence the life of a child.

      -- Author Unknown

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