When the “experts” say “some children just talk later than others”, you are the one that insists there’s more and gets it right.
When other people see something “strange” in your child, you see something special.
When the “know it all” posse questions your every decision, you stand strong.
When your child falls down, you teach them how to get back up.
When your child struggles to learn, you find new ways to teach.
When others call it a temper tantrum, you know your child is actually in pain.
When others say your child needs a firm hand, you offer a calm voice.
When bullies try to knock your child down, you are the one to lift them up.
When depression tries to steal your child’s self esteem, you reinforce it.
When the school tries to force your child into a standard mold, you shatter that mold.
When your child’s heart is broken, you are the glue that puts it back together.
When your child moves out to be on their own, you are the one that prepares them.
When your child has a set back, you get behind them and push them forward.
When your child needs you, you drop everything to be there.
When others see the rain, you see the rainbow.
To the single fathers, the legal guardians, the kind souls that see all children equally and of course, to the mothers… Happy Mother’s Day.