Dear Stranger

Dear Stranger,

I know you saw me when I reprimanded my child for jumping off the couch at home. 

I know you saw me when I disciplined my child for dumping his toys on the ground and didn't clean them up.

I know you saw me when I yelled at my child for crossing the street and not looking both ways.

I know you saw me when I taught my child lying is not acceptable.

I know you saw me when I revoked television privileges for disobeying. 

I know you saw me when I reminded my child to sit still and listen during church.

I know you saw me when I iced my child's bumps and bruises. 

I know you saw me when I rocked my child to sleep when they were sick.

I know you saw me when I cried worried my child would never be listen.

I know you saw me when I nursed him in public and was asked when I was going to stop.

I know you saw me when I prayed I would one day be a mom.

Kids are kids.

Life is full of noise.

If you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all. 

Stop being a bully.

Do unto others as they would do unto you. 

Help instead of hurt.

Love instead of hate.

 


Mary Bowen
Mary Bowen

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