You Weren't There / Remember When

You Weren't There / Remember When

You weren't there
when I sold Girl Scout cookies,
nervously knocking on the doors of strangers,
hands shaking as I counted change.

You weren't there
when I graduated from High School
after struggling through each semester,
spending many late nights studying for tough final exams.

You weren't there
to question my fiance' about his intentions,
or to walk me down the aisle
on my wedding day.

You were'nt there
for the birth of your grandson,
whose long fingers and big feet
make me think he'll grow up to be as tall as you.

***
Remember when
you were nervous about selling Girl Scout cookies
and a little voice inside whispered,
"You can do it"?

Remember when
you didn't think you would graduate
because the finales were too difficult
and a little voice inside whispered,
"Study a little harder"?

Remember when
you were walking down the aisle
to wed the man of your dreams
and a little voice inside whispered,
"Maybe he's not the right guy"?

Remember when
you were giving birth
and a little voice inside whispered,
"Stop all that screaming and PUSH"?

Well, that little voice inside was me.
I was there with you all along baby girl,
guiding you from up above.

by Linda Hayes

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