Someday, when my child is old enough to appreciate what motivates and parent and makes them do what they do, I’ll tell them…
I loved you enough to bug you about where you were going, who you were with, and what time would you be home.
I loved you enough to worry and nag you about your health.
I loved you enough to choose your temporary upset, in the hope that the lessons would bring you longterm happiness.
I loved you enough to be “overprotective.”
I loved you enough to not make excuses for your bad manners and lack of respect.
I loved you enough to choose to put myself last, every day.
I loved you enough to ignore what “every other parent” did.
I loved you enough to remove people that loved from my life, so that could protect you.
I loved you enough to let you stumble, fail, and fall so that you could learn to stand alone.
But most of all, I loved you enough to risk you hating me for decisions that I made in the hope that I was doing what was best for you…that was the hardest part of all.
So, what will be some things that you share with your child or children when the right time comes?
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