Parents...

byfriend40©

Parents...

The father is the creator of the new life.
The first man a young girl loves,
And is the first she lets go of.
He teaches what it is to be a good man to the son,
And gives insight as to what the daughter should
Look for in the potential spouse.
He shows the strengths and promise of life well lived.

The mother is the bearer of the new life.
She is the first woman a man loves and will never let go of.
The teacher of the heart and soul to her children,
And strength of the family they came from.
She bears the tears and pain in quietude that life has brought
And gives us the beauty of inner peace.

The single parent is caught in trying to bring the strengths,
To an "incomplete" family, of both sides of the parent equation.
But the strengths of the individual compensates for the loss, if done right.
To see that which is needed and when is of import to the parent,
Is it real, or necessary, or a splurge to give what the child wants?
Or, is it the promise of what could be.
The single parent has their weaknesses but the love they possess out lasts the mistakes made.

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by Ashesh910/23/13

Lesse , i had outstandin' parents but since i lived in a joint family i learned from the

Sacrificing Uncles& Aunts & cousins also : i did have outstandin' teachers , school & College Principals , professors & of course Chartered Accountants under whom i did my articleship & from whom i learntmore...

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by Oldbear6310/22/13

Parents

We never stop thinking about them, thanking and blaming. I consciously tried to be the "ideal" described to both my boys because my dad did not. I wonder if he ever said that.

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by friend4010/22/13

As I wrote this thought

I was looking at the Ideal we think of in the first two parts. The last was the reality, that of being the single parent of a daughter and son from preschool on. They are now 28 and 27 respectively.

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by LesseloovesPeter10/22/13

eh...

I grew up with two parents and my dad was no example and my mom had no heart and soul. In my opinion it's not the parents who define these things in children per se, but the loving, attentive adults inmore...

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