08 May 2011

Just for Mother's Day!


REFLECTIONS OF A MOTHER 
-author unknown

I gave you life, 
but cannot live it for you. 

I can give you directions, 
but I cannot be there to lead you. 

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 about alcohol & drugs, 
but I can't say "No" for you. 

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 pray for you, 
but I cannot make you walk with God. 

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. 


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2 comments:

Martin Lee said...

Yes, mom is the best! I started to miss her when I lost her 7 years ago!

STEEST said...

Hi Martin,

As a mom, I realise that this is the kind of love my mom felt for me.

It's just wonderful to know.

:)