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Did I love you enough?

post #1 of 9
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My mother just sent me this:

I Loved You Enough . . .

(Author Unknown)

Some day when my children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates a parent, I will tell them:

"I loved you enough . . . to ask where you were going, with whom, and what time you would be home."

"I loved you enough . . . to insist that you save your money and buy a bike for yourself even though we could afford to buy one for you."

"I loved you enough . . . to be silent and let you discover that your new best friend was a creep."

"I loved you enough . . . to make you take a Milky Way back to the drugstore (with a bite out of it) and tell the clerk, 'I stole this yesterday and want to pay for it.'"

"I loved you enough . . . to stand over you for two hours while you cleaned your room, a job that would have taken 15 minutes."

"I loved you enough . . . to let you see anger, disappointment and tears in my eyes. Children must learn that their parents aren't perfect."

"I loved you enough . . . to let you assume the responsibility for your actions even when the penalties were so harsh they almost broke my heart."

"But most of all, I loved you enough . . . to say 'no,'when I knew you would hate me for it. Those were the most difficult battles of all. I'm glad I won them, because in the end you won, too."

post #2 of 9
Hissy, how beautiful. That must have brought a tear to your eye.
post #3 of 9
Quite profound and thought-provoking. Thank you for sharing it with us.
post #4 of 9
(what Kumbulu said)

Thanks for sharing Hissy

post #5 of 9
That's so touching. Thank you for sharing this with us!
post #6 of 9
That's very sweet.
post #7 of 9
hissy that is so lovely
post #8 of 9
And all so true Thanks Hissy I think if you don't mind I am going to print that out and give it to my daughter and grand children too.
post #9 of 9
That's lovely
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