If someday when I’m older
I have children of my own,
I hope I’m as good a mother as my mom is.
I hope I teach them to be patient
and teach them to be kind,
help them make their own decisions
but learn the rules of following,
tell them it’s okay to be alone
but that they don’t have to be.
And it’s not the most desirable,
but when I wake up at 12:30 AM to a sick child
and life shows the worst that it can be,
I want to be able to give them a hug
and dry off their tears
and show life the best that it can be.