I've Always Loved You Best Because ...

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Erma Bombeck could always put a smile on my face with her comical quips about every day life as a parent.... This one is more serious and comes from the heart..(although there is a bit of humour at the beginning)  I had never seen this one before... so thought I would share it.

I’ve Always Loved You Best Because …

It is normal for children to want assurance that they are loved. Having all the warmth of the Berlin Wall, I have always admired women who can reach out to pat their children and not have them flinch.

Feeling more comfortable on paper, I wrote the following for each of my children.

To the First-born: I’ve always loved you best because you were our first miracle. You were the genesis of a marriage, the fulfillment of young love, the promise of our infinity.

You sustained us through the hamburger years. The first apartment furnished in Early Poverty … our first mode of transportation (1955 feet) … the 7-inch television set we paid on for 36 months.

You wore new, had unused grandparents and more clothes than a Barbie doll. You were the “original model” for unsure parents trying to work the bugs out. You got the strained lamb and three-hour naps.

You were the beginning.

To the Middle Child: I’ve always loved you the best because you drew a dumb spot in the family and it made you stronger.

You cried less, had more patience, wore faded, and never in your life did anything “first,” but it only made you more special. You are the one we relaxed with and realized a dog could kiss you and you wouldn’t get sick. You could cross a street by yourself long before you were old enough to get married, and the world wouldn’t come to an end if you went to bed with dirty feet.

You were the continuance.

To the Baby: I’ve always loved you the best because endings generally are sad and you are such a joy. You readily accepted the mild-stained bibs. The lower bunk. The cracked baseball bat. The baby book, barren but for a recipe for graham cracker pie crust that someone jammed between the pages.

You are the one we held onto so tightly. For you see, you are the link with the past that gives a reason for tomorrow. You darken our hair, quicken our steps, square our shoulders, restore our vision, and give us humor that security and maturity can’t give us.

When your hairline takes on the shape of Lake Erie and your children tower over you, you will still be “the Baby.”

You were the culmination.

~ Erma Bombeck

 
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Lise Howe
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i love this post - and just sent it to a current client - thanks for sharing it with us. 

Nov 15, 2016 09:03 PM #1
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Lise Howe thank you for taking the time to read it... I loved it too and hope d others would also.  Have a great day!

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Nina Hollander
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I've not seen this particular "article" myself. I've always loved how Erma Bombeck could put things into perspective.

Nov 15, 2016 10:08 PM #3
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Hi Nina Hollander thanks for taking the time to read my post.. and for your  comments.  Erma was such a talented humourist... but we rarely saw this side of her...

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Good morning Gloria. I loved Erma Bombeck too. Her insights shared in her humor were and still are the best.

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