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Precious poem from a child's view


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Here is a poem I thought many of you would enjoy.

Be sure you have a tissue cuz it might bring some tears to your eyes.

It's exactly what we would want our daugthers and daughter-in-laws (and sons) to grab hold of while their kiddos are still little. It's written from the child's viewpoint which is so precious.

So here goes:

WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN'T LOOKING

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my

first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately

wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a

stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind

to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my

favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little

things can be the special things in life.

When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a

prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always

talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.

When you thought I wasn't looking 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.

When you thought I wasn't looking 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.

When you thought I wasn't looking 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.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come

from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things

hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you

cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of

life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and

productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and

wanted to say,' Thanks for all the things I saw when

you thought I wasn't looking.

-Mary Rita Schilke Korzan (1980)

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It is a sober reminder that the children are, indeed, always watching.

They learn far more by example than they ever will from our lectures and rule books.

It's a tad bit scary to me, actually.

So many things I wish I could take back and "do over" !!

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