I believe my children are
a gift from God
I believe they follow paths that I have trod
I believe character can be built
or be destroyed
By words and actions I've employed.
I believe values are fashioned
in their youth
Be they refined and polished or uncouth
I believe that no money can e'er
Time spent one on one and face to face.
I believe before God I'll appear
And answer how I've raised my children here.
I believe that to a great degree
It is my responsibility
What will be their destiny
Who'll pray for them ?...It's up to me
I believe that children need
Therefore, I kneel before my God above
Oh please, dear Lord, I
pray, make me
The kind of parent I ought to be.