When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

Photograph by
Anne Geddes

... I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I wanted to paint another one.

... I saw you feed a stray cat, and thought it was good to be kind to animals.

... I saw you make my favourite cake for me, and I knew that little things are special things.

... I heard you say a prayer, and I believed there is a God I could always talk to.

... I felt you kiss me goodnight, and I felt loved.

... I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes, things hurt, but it's alright to cry.

... I saw that you cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

... I looked ... and wanted to say thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.