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Birthdays June 13 Jenny Wills
The second Sunday in June has been designated as Children’s Day since the 1860s. We can find no mention of Children’s Day on the calendar. It seems ludicrous for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and even Grandparents Day to be so popular, but no mention of Children’s Day.
So many terrible things are happening to children, and we repeatedly learn about their misfortunes. Too many are not getting messages of endearment, for they are dying and/or killing each other or living in a world of fear where planning for their funeral is their plan for the future. Children now more than ever
need the assistance of parents, educators, religious and business leaders and other adults to cope with the many issues and problems they are experiencing.
So on this 2nd Sunday in June—Children’s Day—let’s give faith, hope, love, and commitment to our children.
We Loved You Enough
Some day when our children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates a parent, we will tell them:
We loved you enough to ask you about where you were going, with whom, and what time you would get home.
We loved you enough to insist that you buy a bike we could afford to give you with your own money.
We loved you enough to be silent and let you discover your hand-picked friend was a creep.
We loved you enough to make you return a Milky Way – with a bite out of it – to a drugstore and to confess: “I stole this.”
We loved you enough to stand over you for two hours while you cleaned your room, a job that would have taken me fifteen minutes.
We loved you enough to let you see anger, disappointment, disgust, and tears in our eyes.
We loved you enough to admit we were wrong and ask for your forgiveness.
We loved you enough to let you stumble, fall and hurt.
We loved you enough to let you assume the responsibility for your actions at 6, 10, 16 or 20.
But most of all, We loved you enough to say NO when you hated us for it.
That was the hardest part of all.
Don’t let your parents down,
they brought you up.
Be humble enough to obey,
you may give orders someday.
Choose companions with care,
you become what they are.
Guard your thoughts,
what you think, you are.
Choose only a date
who would make a good mate.
Be master of your habits,
or they will master you.
Don’t be a show off when you drive.
Drive with safety and arrive.
Don’t let the crowd pressure you.
Stand for something or you’ll fall for anything.
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