Sunday, May 16, 2010

walk on

I can't help but look at these feet and hope that we are doing all we can to make sure they are walking the right path.  Now, I believe in them, it is my faith in my own direction that leaves me somewhat shaken at times.  I don't always make the best decisions, or watch my tongue when I ought.  I have learned the grace and value that comes with a good apology and have been thankful to those people who have taught me that.
I hope that when I slip up with these two, and try to make it right, that they have learned the power of forgiveness. 
I hope that through forgiveness they will not get bogged down in 'what ifs', regrets and words not said. 
I hope that they are able to walk on
Carry on
Move through whatever mistakes they have made. 
All of this sounds like I have some heavy mistake weighing on my heart.  It is not that.  It is just that when I see the steps they are taking it pushes me to be the best mom I can be.  The mom they want.  The mom they deserve. 
I hope when they look back on these years they see that we try every day to be better, for them.
I hope when they look forward to their own paths that they remember that mis-steps happen, but that through perserverance they can be the person they want to be. 


Bella Mente said...

You are an AMAZING mom :) I admire you and Tony for the great/fun/crazy parents you are!!

Monique said...

Not only are you an amazing mom, but you are so very eloquent. You always make me a better mom by reading your kind and thoughtful words of wisdom. Mel, you are truly an inspiration to me. I love you!

PRP said...

They will be wonderful, for they are following the examples of goodly parents.

Beautifully written Melanie.