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When You Thought I Was Not Looking

Bible Study MaterialsThis short poem by Mary Rita Schilke Korzan shows us how much we teach our children even when we don't think they are watching us.

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.

  • I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.

  • I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little things can be the special things in life.

  • I heard you say a prayer, and I knew there is a God I could always talk to, and I learned to trust Him.

  • 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.

  • I saw you give your time and money to help people who had nothing, and I learned that those of us who have something should give to those who don't.

  • I felt you kiss me good-night, and I felt loved and safe.

  • 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.

  • 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 grew up.

  • I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's alright to cry.

  • I saw that you care, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

  • I learned most of life's lessons that I needed to know to be a good and productive person when I grew up.

  • I looked at you and wanted to say, "Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking".

~ Mary Rita Schilke Korzan

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