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A Valentine Ode to My Parents
V = You are
the Very best in all the world to me.
A = All the times you helped through good and bad times -- and still are.
L = Love for me, you have biven unconditionally, all my 40 years on God's earth. Love you both without any questions. Your love for me and you makes my love for you and others blossom like a new flower in a garden, on a summer's day.
E = Everything you touch and do makes life worthwhile, to live, makes me a better person, because of you.
N = Nobody could ever replace my perfect parents, God sent on earth especially for me.
T = Two fine teachers who taught me that love is the most important part of my life. You taught me to walk, tie my shoes, read and have self respect, pray the way I still can. Everyday you taught something new, and taught me to love my enemies, and my neighbors, as myself. Nobody can ever take that away from me. You gave me so much from teaching, that no school teacher has ever done.
I = I love you so much, you are important to me. I will try my best to take care of you.
N = Nicest parents ever. I've got the best parents in the world.
E = Everything you gave up, so I could have the things I needed. Even though you needed things, you put us first. Our home was meek and cozy, but it was home, and still is, whether I live in it or not. I can still feel you here with me. I close my eyes, and see, smell and hear the four of us. You are my everything always and forever.
My loving mind and heart for you both, gave my mind to write this, with God at my side.
Love, your daughter, Kathleen
--- written with love by Charmaine's daughter, Kathy Perrault Jacques