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Friday, October 10, 2008

Reflections of a Mother

Desire Fourie had such a beautiful post yesterday and it touched me so deeply... that I wanted to share this with you.

REFLECTIONS OF A MOTHER

I gave you life,
but cannot live it for you.
I can teach you things,

but I cannot make you learn.
I can give you directions,
but I cannot be there to lead you.
I can allow you freedom,

but I cannot account for it.
I can take you to church,
but I cannot make you believe.
I can teach you right from wrong,

but I cannot always decide for you.
I can buy you beautiful clothes,
but I cannot make you beautiful inside.
I can offer you advice,

but I cannot accept it for you.
I can give you love,
but I cannot force it upon you.
I can teach you to share,

but I cannot make you unselfish.
I can teach you respect,
but I cannot force you to show honor.
I can advise you about friends,

but cannot choose them for you.
I can advise you about sex,
but I cannot keep you pure.
I can tell you the facts of life,

but I can't build your reputation.
I can tell you about drink,
but I can't say "no" for you.
I can warn you about drugs,
but I can't prevent you from using them.
I can tell you about lofty goals,
but I can't achieve them for you.
I can teach you about kindness,
but I can't force you to be gracious.
I can warn you about sins,
but I cannot make you moral.
I can love you as a child,
but I cannot place you in God's family.
I can pray for you,
but I cannot make you walk with God.
I can teach you about Jesus,
but I cannot make Jesus your Lord.
I can tell you how to live,
but I cannot give you eternal life.
I can love you with unconditional love all of my life...
and I will ! ! !
~~ Author Unknown

Be blessed today.
xoxo

2 comments:

  1. This is so true, a parent always wants the very best for his child, but has no guarantee that his child will only want the very best for him/herself. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Just found your blog! I love this post. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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