Dove Of Peace

Wishes for my grand-children

Proud Canadian

FT Precious One

 

 

 

  In our world today, some children are raised  but not taught how to fend for themselves. This very sad, as many wind up in homeless shelters or in abusive relations, etc..  The following poem  speaks for it's self. It so close to the truth and could be triggering to some survivors. Please use your discretion.  
 

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We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse.  For my grandchildren, I'd like better.

  I'd really like for them to know about hand me down clothes and home made ice cream and leftover meat loaf sandwiches. I really would.
 
  I hope you learn humility by being humiliated and that you learn honesty by being cheated.
 
  I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the car.
 
  And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen.
 
  It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and your old dog put to sleep.
 
  I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in.
 
  I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother/sister. And  it's all right if you have to draw a line down the middle of the room,

but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he's scared, I hope you let him.
 
  When you want to see a movie and your little brother/sister wants to tag  along, I hope you'll let him/her.
 
  I hope you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that you  live in a town where you can do it safely.
 
  On rainy days, when you have to catch a ride, I hope you don't ask your  driver to drop you two blocks away so you won't be seen riding with  someone as un-cool as your Mom.
 
  If you want a slingshot, I hope your Dad teaches you how to make one  instead of buying one.
 
  I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books.
 
  When you learn to use computers, I hope you also learn to add and subtract in your head.
 
  I hope you get teased by your friends when you have your first crush on a  boy/girl, and when you talk back to your mother that you learn what Ivory  soap tastes like.
 
  May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on a stove and  stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole.
 
  I don't care if you try a beer once, but I hope you don't like it.

And if a friend offers you dope or a joint, I hope you realize he is not your friend.
 
  I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your Grandma/Grandpa and go fishing with your Uncle.
  
  May you feel sorrow at a funeral and joy during the holidays.
 
  I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through your  neighbor's window and that she hugs you and kisses you at
  Hanukah/Christmas  time when you give her a plaster mold of your hand.
 
  These things I wish for you - tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness.

To me, it's the only way to appreciate life.
 
 Written with a pen and sealed with a kiss.

I'm here for you.

And if I die before you do,

I'll go to heaven and wait for you.

~Paul Harvey~

 

 
 
   
 
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