When all you hear is my exasperated tone of voice, don’t forget the soothing words I offered when you were hurting.
When it seems like I’m so unfair, don’t forget how often I’ve given up my time and the last ounce of energy I have left for you.
When I’ve hurt you with my words or actions, don’t forget the guilt I struggle with on a constant basis.
When it seems like I’m disappointed in your choices, don’t forget the pride I feel in being your mom.
When you’ve reduced me to tears, don’t forget the laughter you’ve brought to my life.
When I seem too busy for you, don’t forget snuggling together in bed or how I’d read the same story to you each night.
When you feel like I don’t trust you, don’t forget my greatest fear is you getting hurt.
When I have a hard time letting go, don’t forget when you didn’t want to let go of my hand your first day of school.
I’m not a perfect mom, but don’t forget that my love for you runs deeper than you could ever imagine. When all you see is what I do wrong, don’t forget what I’ve done right.
© 2015, Stephanie Romero