We thank our parents...
For all they gave us - life, birth
Held us close - tears, smiles
We come into the world naked and expectant. We depend on our parents for every little thing. Our lives are in their hands and, as our earliest guardians, they make a huge impact on us. Some of us were raised by biological parents and others by grandparents or adoptive parents. All are PARENTS. I was reading today about how a mother's role never ends; even when her children fly the coop. Parenting is not an easy role and we all fail at it sometime. The best thing we learn from becoming parents is the recognition that our parents had a tough job that came with no training manual. As parents, we repeat the good and bad habits/practices of our own parents and it takes a concerted effort to change the old pattern of behavior. So this Haiku is dedicated to all parents; especially those who made the best of the tools they had and shared their unconditional love. More below
"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children." Charles R. Swindoll
We bless our parents
At night, sang sweet lullabies...
Sickness held at bay...
Sometimes, when we talk about parents; ours or others, we tend to refer to our mothers and forget that dads play an important role too. I've known a few dads myself who were fully engaged in their kids lives on all levels. Frankly, if we are willing to admit it, there are dads who outpace moms in the caring department; parenting is not reserved strictly for moms. So when I think of celebrating parents, I include dedicated Dads fully in the mix. Did you grow up with a dedicated dad or was his time tied up elsewhere?
"Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence." Plato
We love our parents
The cord cut, but not their love
Our tears and fears, calmed...
Until we become parents, some of us see it as an easy breezy job when, in fact, that is far from the truth. Fully engaged parenting takes; patience, persistence, unconditional love, compassion, leadership, morality and more. If you grew up in a home where both parents worked, then you remember how particularly precious the time spent together was for parent and child. If you grew up in an abusive household, you knew how precious the time spent apart was and how much you cherished the company of those adults who cared about your well being. As parents, we set the stage, by example, for our children to become parents in the future. To do it right, we must be willing to admit that we don't have all the answers and that we make mistakes too. Let's do the best we can and keep it honest - Communicate!
Some Food for Thought: Do you keep a Gratitude Journal? What are you Thankful to your parents for? If you could change one thing in the world as a gift to your parents for your thankfulness, what would it be? Love and Peace!
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