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I Love You Enough

I have 2 beautiful children, a daughter 20 and son 16.  They are my Guardian Angels.  When they first became teenagers, and they don't need you anymore or that is what they think.  It was hard for me to punish them because I didn't want them to hate me.  I really thought about it and I figured I would rather have them hate me then letting them mess up there lives.  Looking back now I am so happy. My daughter during her teenage years and now we talk for hours on end..  As a teenager she did have her moments but nothing out of the ordinary, however when she was 15 she came to my crying saying that she is confused her boyfriend wants them to have sex and she doesn't know what to do.  I first approached her as a friend.  After she left the room I sat there for a long time and thats when it hit me I need to be a mother first and Friend second.  FYI..  She did not do it....

My son and I talk to not as much as his sister and I did.  God blessed me with 2 beautiful children that have there heads screwed on right. 

 

I Loved You Enough
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.
I loved you enough...
To let you hate me at times.

Livinginpeace Livinginpeace 41-45, F Jun 27, 2008

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