I promise to always love you.
No matter what you will do or say, my love for you will always be unconditional.
I promise to nurture you.
Providing you with love, comfort and security to the best of my abilities.
I promise to always protect you.
Your safety and well-being will always be on my mind.
I promise to do my best.
I am only human and I will make mistakes, but I will always do the best that I can for you.
I promise to always be there for you.
Even later, as the years go by and we grow apart, know that you can always turn to me.
I promise to teach you right from wrong.
By my actions you will learn.
I promise to guide you.
Throughout your life I will act as your guide, either you will want to do the things that I do or say, or you will not want to do them, because I do!
I promise to be your anchor.
When life gets you down, I will be there to hold you and support you.
I promise to let you become independent.
As the years pass, I will ease you out into the world.
I promise to not use you as a pawn.
If my relationship with your other parent changes, I will always do what’s best for you and not bring my feelings into your relationship with them.
I promise to seek help when I need it.
We all need support sometimes, to cope with life’s problems.
I promise to let you find your own path to God.
I will show you my way, but you will be guided to your own path.
I promise to teach you tolerance.
We are all individuals and cannot always agree, but I will teach by my example to be tolerant.
I promise to teach you empathy for people & animals.
By always considering other’s feelings, you will not cause any unnecessary harm.
I promise to teach you the things of real value.
Love, Peace, Joy. There are so many simple things in life to enjoy.
I promise to teach you to cherish our planet.
By example, you will learn to care for our environment.
Trina Graves – August 2002
(Posted with permission from the author)
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