When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

Love these Kids

I got an email today from a friend and was touched by the poem inside. It reminded me just how much our children watch what we do and learn from us everyday. With Mother’s Day approaching, I decided to share the poem with you although before I posted it I wanted to find out who to credit the poem to. After a little research I found out it was originally written by Mary Rita Schilke Korzan in 1980. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Make sure to hug your babies everyday and tell them how much you love them. Click to read

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You hung my first painting on the refrigerator
And I wanted to paint another.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You fed a stray cat
And I thought it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You baked a birthday cake just for me
And I knew that little things were special things.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You said a prayer
And I believed there was a God that I could always talk to.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You kissed me good-night
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 that it’s alright to cry.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You smiled
And it made me want to look that pretty too.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You cared
And I wanted to be everything I could be.

When you thought I wasn’t looking —
I looked …
And wanted to say thanks
For all those things you did

When you thought I wasn’t looking.

Mary Rita Schilke Korzan ©1980

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