Sean and I are blessed to have 3 wonderful kids. Parenting is the hardest job ever. Most of us when we think about having kids we only think of the baby. We do not think about “tweens” frustrations or adolescence rebellion.
Our oldest will be off to college this fall and our youngest moved out of elementary and will start middle school in the fall as well. Dev our middle will stay in high school, starting her junior year… So we’ve been parents for a little while and yet have a long way to go.
So when Dev gave me this poem/note last night it helps to keep your strength up.
Never Gonna Stop Me Now
by Devon Adelman
When I was little I always wanted
To be a zookeeper.
But as I grew older I wanted
To be a writer so I can express
My feelings and to show them the real me.
I always had my parents by my side
they taught me To stand on my own
I love my parents with all of my heart
Because they have been there for me
Whenever I feel sad they always cheer me up
When I have problems they help me
Also when I feel afraid of something they taught me how to be brave
Everyday I feel like I belong in this world
I’m not alone but it’s a long road ahead
My parents were always there for me
Now I’m an 11th grader
It makes my mother and father have tears to see me grow into a beautiful woman that dreams big
I am special for who I am ,
I am famous for who I am
This is something new that I dream about
My whole life is to write stories and poems because that’s what I love doing
I had a song for my parents that I wanted to sing for them it’s called ” you raise me up ” by Westlife. It means so much to me, because you raised me up with a big heart, that shows that you cared about me. Without you beside me I wouldn’t be here that’s how much I love my parents with a big heart .
Parenting is the hardest and most rewarding thing I have ever done. Being Dev’s mom has so many rewards, being reminded of them is wonderful!