My Promise to my children...
Thursday, November 15, 2012
For as long as I live I will always be your parent first and your friend second. I will stalk you, flip out on you, lecture you, drive you insane, be your worst nightmare and hunt you down like a bloodhound when I have to, because I love you. When you understand that, I will know you have become a responsible adult. You will never find anyone else in your life who loves, prays, cares & worries about you more than I do. If you don't mutter under your breath "I hate you" at least once in your life, I am not doing my job properly.
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Uggggh. Don't like that at all.
My promise to my son ~ as long as I live ~ I am your best friend. I will be yours, to listen to you, understand you, stick up for you, guide you, protect you, be your safe place in a scary world and protect you like a mama bear because I LOVE YOU! When you understand that type of love you will never feel alone and you will become a happy, healthy, confident, responsible, loving adult. You will NEVER find someone who loves, cares, and IS there for you more than me! If you ever hate me even once in your life - then from the bottom of my heart I am sorry for not doing my job. I promise
I promise to always make sure that you know you matter. And I will never stop making you aware of this fact.
I promise to love you even if you are unlovable in the moment.
I promise to be there. Not just physically, but emotionally as well. Nothing is more important to me than being there for you.
I promise to keep an open mind when talking with you. I know that you are not me and therefore I realize that you process and handle things differently then I do, and that’s alright. I will keep talking with you until I understand you, completely.
I promise to guide you spiritually. I promise to respect the path that you choose to walk with God.
I promise that when I make mistakes (and I will) I will always apologize and ask you for forgiveness.
I promise to celebrate you. Every birthday, every first, every accomplishment, etc. I will celebrate YOU.
I promise that you will always see love in my eyes. When you walk into the room, you will see that you matter in my eyes.
I promise to laugh with you and be silly with you. I promise to show you that laughter is important in life.
I promise to hug you with intent. I promise that you will feel my love in those hugs.
I promise to always want to know you. I promise to talk to you about the different changes, paths and adventures you will find yourself on. I promise to always be interested in your life.
I promise to always hug you and say, “I love you” when leaving each other.
I promise to let you be the person that you were born to be with none of my own expectations laid upon you.
I promise never to speak badly of you to anyone for I know that your struggles are part of your life’s lesson and I respect that.
I promise to listen to you when you speak. I promise to stay quiet inside and not listen while waiting to speak myself. I will truly listen to what you are saying.
I promise to respect your decisions, even if I don’t agree with them. I know that we are different souls having different human experiences. I promise to always remember that my path isn’t your path.
I promise that should everyone else walk away, I never will. I will never turn my back on you. Ever. I promise to always welcome you home with open arms.
I promise to care for you when you are sick.
I promise that should you fall, I will be there to help you back up. When you are weak, I will be your strength.
I promise to love you with no strings and with no conditions.
You, my child are my heart and my soul. I carried you physically inside of me and fell in love with you before I ever held you. And I promise to carry you in my heart with a love that knows no ending – only a beginning and a forever.
My beautiful child, my miracle…for you…I will always choose love.
1375 days ago
That was great!
2015 days ago
2016 days ago
This is fantastic!
2016 days ago
haha..this is great, truth, and beautiful.
2016 days ago
You are being the type of parents I had so let me thank you from the entirety of my heart as both my parents are gone now. When your children are adults, the friendship will come as a product of your being their parent first.
I wish more people parented like you.
2016 days ago
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