When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

14 Oct

mother and babies in pool

[A Legacy Of Character And Faith]

I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.

I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.

I saw you make my favorite cake for me and I learned that little things can be the special things in life.

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.

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.

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.

I felt you kiss me good night and I felt loved and safe.

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.

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.

I saw tears come from your eyes and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but its all right to cry.

I saw that you cared and I wanted to be everything I could be.

I watched you, and I learned most of life’s lessons I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.

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

This was an article I read online written by an unknown author. And it reminds me of being the best version of myself, because my children will follow exactly what I am doing, even when I thought they are not looking. Many times, being mothers means we are in a very important position to help our children to grow up happy, achieving their full potential and contributing to the world. As beautiful as it may sound, but it is not easy at all. Especially to remain calm in the midst of storms and to stay strong in face of struggles. And that is why I always say, “when you have children, you are going to meet a better version of thyself“, cos’ you just have to.

Titus 2:7And here you yourself must be an example to them of good deeds of every kind. Let everything you do reflect your love of the truth and the fact that you are in dead earnest about it.

I hope you will be encouraged by these words just as I do (and that’s why I am sharing it here). If tomorrow belongs to our children, then we need to do our best and equip them to adequately handle the challenges of the future.

Thank you so much for reading!

XOXO Eryn

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