When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking…

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

When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw you feed a
stray cat, and I learned that 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 learned that the little
things can be the special things in life.

When you thought I wasn’t looking I heard you say a
prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always
talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.

When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw you make a
meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I
learned that we all have to help take care of each other.

When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw you take care
of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have
to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw how you
handled your responsibilities, even when you didn’t
feel good, and I learned that I would have to be
responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw tears come
from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things
hurt, but it’s all right 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 learned most of
life’s lessons that I need to know to be a good and
productive person when I grow up.

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

This is for all of you out there that do so much for others, but think that no one ever sees.  Little eyes see a lot.  Each of us (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, friend) influences the life of a child.

How will you touch the life of someone today?

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, you became my friend.

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About Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)

After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.
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38 thoughts on “When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking…

  1. Reading this actually makes me feel better, as I’ve been feeling a little unappreciated lately.
    What are you doing up so late? Yes, I know I’m up late too, but I’m going to bed now.
    .-= diane´s last blog ..Dear So and So =-.

  2. uhoh. some of us better shape up;)

    now, i will dwell on this in addition to suburban mom’s quote from this week: “Our job is not to prepare the path for our children but to prepare them for the path. AND…of course i have been a path clearer and preparer for my boys and am not feeling confident in any ability to do otherwise.


    what would i do without my bloggy guidance and support?
    .-= magda´s last blog ..Puppy Love =-.

  3. So true, children see and hear everything, it is our responsibility as parents to set the example for our children.

    I just realized your feed is working to my blog list again. You were right there at the top of the list this morning! Yeah!
    .-= Martha´s last blog ..Weekend Reflections – The Wall =-.

  4. WOW – that was fantastic! I am stopping by from SITS and I am so, super glad I did! I can’t wait to read the rest of your stuff.

    HAve a great weekend!

  5. That’s really, really beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

    BTW, all of your posts from December 30 until today just finally popped up in my Google Reader! Weird. I was wondering where you were!
    .-= Gretchen´s last blog ..Salt, Elvis & Feverboy =-.