My Child, My Teacher

I taught you how to walk but I learned from you the meaning of persistence.

I taught you how to read but I learned from you that a good book can be read a hundred times and still make you laugh.

I taught you how to cross the road but I learned from you that sometimes you have to stop and marvel at the shape of the clouds first.

I taught you how to write but I learned from you that made up words can hold the most power.

I taught you how to tell the time but I learned from you how to spend time.

I taught you how to handle conflict but I learned from you the true nature of forgiveness.

I taught you how to do algebra but I learned from you how to be patient.

I taught you how to ride a bike but I learned from you how to conquer my fears.

I taught you how to be safe but I learned from you that sometimes you have to take risks.

I taught you how to use a computer but I learned from you that I will never know as much as you.

I taught you about the world but I learned from you about life.

 

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Written in response to the Daily Post Weekly Writing Challenge – Student, Teacher.

 

 

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11 thoughts on “My Child, My Teacher

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  2. Hi there, I’ve started a new feature, where I include a post I’ve loved reading from other bloggers or guest writers. I was so proud to start with your wonderful My Child, My Teacher as the first post ‘In the Guest House’. I’ve included a pingback to bring people here. Thank you so much for writing it.

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