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Sign Language for Love

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Sign Language for Love

I got a sweet text yesterday
That brought a tear to my eye
It was from my 18 year old
And it almost made me cry

She somehow had remembered
Everytime she’d perform up front
The violin or some school play
For our faces her eyes would hunt

And when she would spot us out there
I’d make sure I would catch her eye
Then I’d quickly sign, “I love you”
Giving her courage to really try

As I stared down at my phone
I thanked God for this daughter of mine
How after all of these years  
She remembered that little sign

As a parent I’ve made mistakes
Done some things I wish I'd forget
Now that she is so far from home
My heart just fills up with regret

But in her message short and sweet
There was love written in each line
I thank God that He’s gifted me
With a precious daughter so fine.

Parents, the small things that you do
May not seem like such a big deal
But when each sign bears your love
Your child’s heart you’re sure to steal

When the years have all sped away
And you remember that sweet smile
I hope a text will assure you
That each effort has been worthwhile

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 9/25/2014 11:27:00 AM
    How awesome.... Brought a tear to my eye thinking about my kids....hugs Tim

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/25/2014 2:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the visit, Tim. I'm glad this write touched your heart. My daughter is back to stay with us for a year. I can't tell you how good it feels to know she is in the other room, safe and sound. Hope all is well with you, My dear.
  1. Date: 4/16/2013 3:29:00 PM
    Eileen even the Title, is so intriguing so clever, in it's construction, love the poem, and the sincerity is amazing, and i bet your daughter, is so pleased your her Mother...

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 12:22:00 PM
    Sweet as honey! Touching the innermost of the heart and caressing the mind! Having a child the future is assured! Wonderful writing, inspiring love!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/16/2013 1:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My dear poet...thank you so much for your kind comment! :) It has brought me immense joy.
  1. Date: 4/16/2013 6:37:00 AM
    Eileen....you are sweetness!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/16/2013 6:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well isn't that about the nicest thing anyone has said to me! :) Thanks ever so much Caleb! Right back at ya! Though...sweetness isn't a really macho thing...especially with that avatar of yours! ;)
  1. Date: 4/16/2013 2:21:00 AM
    This was beyond sweet. I know nothing of this topic, still being the child of the family. However I don't believe endearments can be overdone or over-said. And the greatest thing a child and/or parent to admit is - I'm not always in the right, and must listen to each side of the story. Wonderful job on this... I appreciated the story and the message.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/16/2013 3:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks ever so much Timothy. Having a child is the closest we will ever get to understanding the unconditional love of God towards us. You will love the experience....believe me. Thanks for the encouraging comment.
  1. Date: 4/15/2013 10:11:00 AM
    Eileen, my daughter is the most precious person to my heart. I love everything about her. and boy does she love text-ing me!!!! I remember all her school graduations. The kinder to first, 5th grade to 6th and so on. And now recently, my daughter and I are bonding like never before. Just the other day, I looked at her cute little face, and she took me away to that place, Where only mommies know of. I am in pain with her. And still she manages to hold my hand and thank me for all the efforts in my life. She is a sweet smile that came a long way. One of the biggest gift of life is knowing the sign language in one simple smile. a nice text message you received... always~ LINDA

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/15/2013 10:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh my dear! Thanks for sharing your heart with me. I am so honored to hear about your life. Yes, my daughter has my heart wrapped around her finger. I only have one child, and part of that was because I never wanted my child to feel envious of a sibling. Perhaps that was wrong, but I'm blessed to have a beautiful daughter whom I adore. Glad your relationship with yours is strong and vital. Hugs!
  1. Date: 4/15/2013 8:29:00 AM
    It's always about the simple, yet capturing moments. A beautiful reminder to show how far a parent has come and what it was all worth. Touching lines...

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/15/2013 8:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks ever so much for your kind comment! I do so appreciate it! :)