I could relate to the following poem by Leslie Kissire...the words put everything into perspective and spoke to my heart. I truely hope that I can express how grateful I am for everything my parents have done for me - each and every day!
by Leslie Kissire
If I could give you diamonds
for each tear you cried for me
If I could give you sapphires
for each truth you’ve helped me see.
If I could give you rubies
for the heartache that you’ve known
If I could give you pearls
for the wisdom that you’ve shown
Then you’ll have a treasure, mother,
that would mount up to the skies
That would almost match
the sparkle in your kind and loving eyes
But I have no pearls, no diamonds,
as I’m sure you’re well aware
So I’ll give you gifts more precious
my devotion, love and care
"Tell your mother [father] something good that you just did for others due to her influence and guidance. It isn't easy developing the character of a child and when a mom sees a seed she planted bloom, it is one of her greatest rewards!," Leslie White.