I promise to kiss you hello each time
you come home
and good-bye each time we leave
for the day.
I promise to listen to you and try to
understand your feelings
even when they're very different
from what mine would be.
I promise to be your biggest fan
and support you in all you do.
I promise to laugh with you at least
once a day
and when you cry wipe your tears
and turn them into tears of joy.
I promise to hold you in my arms
every night and kiss you goodnight
and tell you how much I need
the closeness we share,
and kiss you good morning
to start your day with a smile.
I promise to love you with all my heart
and to never stop finding ways
to show how much.
I want to get drunk on your laughter.
From: "The Real Balancing Act" by Willy Conradie