Happy Mother's Day!!!

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Registered: 05-20-2008
Happy Mother's Day!!!
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Sat, 05-08-2010 - 9:29am

I am a day early but I wanted to say Happy Mothers Day to all the JJ moms. This is one of my favorite poems.

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 give of
your time and money to help people who had nothing,
and I learned that those who have something should
give to those who don't.

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 mom, for all the things I saw when
you thought I wasn't looking.'

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God.

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Registered: 05-11-2008
Sat, 05-08-2010 - 1:33pm
brought a tear to my eye! Happy mother's day JJ mommies!
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Registered: 08-10-2008
Sat, 05-08-2010 - 6:51pm
What a lovely poem -- thanks for sharing!!! It makes me think of all the not-so-nice things kids see when their parents think they aren't looking. A good reminder to always live as if someone is watching.

Liz



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Registered: 02-22-2010
Sun, 05-09-2010 - 7:26am
aww too sweet:) (i am such a sap- made me cry ;P lol)




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