Everyday I show up.
I show up even when I don’t want to, because I believe in you.
Everyday I try to stay strong.
I grit my teeth and push through with a smile, and try to convince you it will all be worth while.
Everyday I put my feelings aside.
I walk through the door and leave my baggage at home, but sometimes it’s impossible to hide.
Everyday I talk you off the ledge.
I calm you down when you’re upset, and I pick up the pieces of the mess.
Everyday I give you hope.
I do my best to teach you new things, and encourage you to help your strengths grow.
Everyday I show you the way.
I teach you about kindness and responsibility, and hope that when you leave, these lessons stay.
Everyday I carry the burden.
I carry the weight of your problems around in my heart, and try to ease the hurting.
Everyday I pave the way.
I blaze a trail for you to follow, knowing the choice is yours at the end of the day.
Everyday I feel pride.
The days can be hard and the nights often long, but I’ve found my place in this passion of mine.
Everyday I have purpose.
I know in my heart I’m where I should be, despite the toll it sometimes takes on me.