The follwing is taken from one of my favourite TV shows, Blue Bloods, starring Tom Selleck. I have changed the dialog marginally, but the text really stirred me and made me think.

When we become parents we have made the decision to make a child – to bring them into the world.

We owe them nothing, but give our all anyway. They owe us everything, something they won't realise for so many years.

When they are young it is fun and they are wonderful, right until they become teenagers. But as young adults they start to give you that joy again.

And then as they grow as people it becomes an even greater joy. It becomes everything.

“I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks…” -William Shakespeare

Geoff Mooney