Friday, August 26, 2011

thanks, mom

Sometimes parenting can seem like a never-ending slog. Often it is a thankless job. Afterall, how many 8 year olds do you know that say, "Wow, mom...I cannot believe how much you do for me and how my well-being is paramount to you every hour of every day. I wish I could find a way to express my appreciation."

If you are feeling unappreciated and fatigued by the sometimes-slog of it all, check out a poem called "The Lanyard" by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins. Here's a link:

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