Monday, October 1, 2007

Something to think about...


I gave you life, but cannot live it for you.
I can give you directions, but I cannot be there to lead you.
I can take you to church, but I cannot make you believe.
I can teach you right from wrong, but I cannot always decide for you.
I can buy you beautiful clothes, but I cannot make you beautiful inside.
I can offer you advice, but I cannot accept it for you.
I can give you love, but I cannot force it upon you.
I can teach you to share, but I cannot make you unselfish.
I can teach you respect, but I cannot force you to show honor.
I can advise you about friends, but cannot choose them for you.
I can advise you about sex, but I cannot keep you pure.
I can tell you about alcohol and drugs, but I can't say "No" for you.
I can tell you about lofty goals, but I can't achieve them for you.
I can teach you about kindness, but I can't force you to be gracious.
I can pray for you, but I cannot make you walk with God.
I can tell you how to live, but I cannot give you eternal life.
I can love you with unconditional love all of my life...and I will.

~Author Unknown


  1. Thats so awesome Michelle!! Goes along with what we were talking about. Ok, Im off to my second appointment now...:)

  2. So true. You have must be an exciting time in your love....great homecoming pictures!

  3. Michelle, thanks for visiting my blog.

    This poem about Parenting is so true. If only kids knew we only want what is best for them and not think we are nagging them all the time :>)

    Thanks for sharing this.


  4. This really touched my heart because it is so true. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Hugs, Susan

  5. That's awesome, thanks for posting it.
    I enjoyed visiting your blog.What a nice blog you have.


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