When you don’t call to say you will be late I fear the worst.
When you dismiss my advice to say no, it is painful to watch you find out why.
When I don’t see the bible on your nightstand I wonder what has taken it place.
When I notice you no longer hug us goodbye I feel we are loosing you forever.
When your friends no longer hang out in our kitchen I’m sad that you are choosing to be with those who are not good for you.
When the school calls to say you were not in 1st-hour class I pray “Please God let the phone ring so I know what your pain is about”.
When I believe in you more than you believe in yourself my heart aches because I can’t fix that for you.
When I see the many gifts God has given you and you want to be like someone else, I cry.
When I know that you think I am the worst parent a child could have – I laugh to myself as I felt the same way once.
When I give you the same advice my parents gave me, I realize their wisdom and can feel the love I could not feel then.
When I love you so much that I am willing to not catch you every time you fall.
When I looked at you the day you were born, with the eyes of God smiling back at me, I sleep remembering whose child you are and that he always has your back.
“I believe in the Sun, even when it is not shining: I believe in Love, even when I feel it not; I believe in God, even when He is silent.” -unknown