(to my amazing children)
…I will sit you down
and explain things to you
to get you prepared for life.
I am not afraid of correcting you.
In fact, it is one of my top duties.
I will work on my listening
and choose my words with care.
Just so you know, being your friend
is not of any importance to me.
I cannot compromise honesty for a thrill.
Lies leave paper trails.
As your mother, I will always do
my best to guide and protect you
with God as the head of our family.