pict0800-1Between nearly every childdads-camera-237
And his(her) parent
There is a gap
Between who (s)he is
And parental dreams

Let me whisper in your ear,
Dear parent —
Lean in
Embrace your child

(s)He may not be an Olympic athletedads-camera-912
But (s)he may love the joy
Of scoring a goal
Or winning a race
And seeing your face
As you revel in his(her) accomplishment
However small
Or large

Be there

When (s)he fails
And loses
And strikes out
At the most inopportune time

Tell him(her)
You love him(her)
And that you are so blessed
To be his(her) parent

Because you are

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