Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer

For Jewaira

( . . .And for all Mother’s who wonder if they are making a difference. . . )

When you thought I wasn’t looking

Author: Unknown

When you thought I wasn’t looking,
I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator,
and I wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn’t looking,
I saw you feed a stray cat,
and I thought it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn’t looking,
I saw you make my favorite cake for me,
and I knew that little things are special things.

When you thought I wasn’t looking,
I heard you say a prayer,
and I believed that there was a God to talk to.

When you thought I wasn’t looking,
I felt you kiss me goodnight,
and I felt loved.

When you thought I wasn’t looking,
I saw tears come from your eyes,
and I learned that sometimes things hurt,
but it’s alright to cry.

When you thought I wasn’t looking,
I saw that you cared,
and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn’t looking,
I looked….
and I wanted to say thanks for all the things I saw
when you thought I wasn’t looking.

September 25, 2006 - Posted by | Family Issues, Uncategorized

4 Comments »

  1. i miss reading her blog 😦 its still blocked , i sent them milliom e-mails.

    i’m very upset.

    Comment by judy Abbott | September 25, 2006 | Reply

  2. Welcome, Judy, and welcome back to the land you love!

    Do you have a choice as to who provides your internet service? I use QualityNet, and Jewaira is not blocked, although some other random things are. And if you have minimally tech-savvy friends, there are alternate ways to access the Internet that are not censored. . .

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 26, 2006 | Reply

  3. Oh, what lovely words! Very moving….and uplifting 🙂

    Comment by jewaira | September 26, 2006 | Reply

  4. I always wondered if I had done enough, and if I had done it “right”. I found the poem very encouraging, especially when the self-absorbed teen years hit. Aaaaarrrgh!

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 27, 2006 | Reply


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