For Parents - I Loved You Enough
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For Parents - I Loved You Enough....

Someday when my children are old enough to understand the logic
that motivates a parent, I will tell them:
I Loved you enough to….to ask where you were going, with whom,
and what time you would be home.
I Love you enough….to insist that you save your money and buy a
bike for yourself even though we could afford to buy one for you.
I Loved you enough….to be silent and let you discover that your new
best friend was a creep.
I Loved you enough….to make you go pay for the bubblegum you
had taken and tell the clerk, “ I stole it yesterday and want to pay for
I Loved you enough….to stand over you for two hours while you
cleaned your room, a job that should have taken 15 minutes.
I Loved you enough….I Loved you enough to let you see anger,
disappointment, and tears in my eyes. Children must learn their
parents aren’t perfect.
I Loved you enough….to let you assume the responsibility of your
actions even when the penalties were so harsh it almost broke my
But most of all, I loved you enough….to say NO when I knew you
would hate me for it.
Those were the most difficult battles of all. I’m glad I won them,
because in the end you won, too.
And someday when your children are old enough to understand the
logic that motivates parents, you will tell them….