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    When you thought I wasn't looking,
    I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator,
    and I wanted to paint another one.

    When you thought I wasn't looking, 
    I saw you feed a stray cat,
    and I thought it was good to be kind to animals.
    When you thought I wasn't looking,
    I saw you make my favorite cake for me,
    and I knew that little things are special things.
    When you thought I wasn't looking,
    I heard you say a prayer,
    and I believed that there was a God to talk to.
    When you thought I wasn't looking,
    I felt you kiss me goodnight,
    and I felt loved.
    When you thought I wasn't looking, 
    I saw tears come from your eyes,
    and I learned that sometimes things hurt,
    but it's alright to cry.
    When you thought I wasn't looking,
    I saw that you cared,
    and I wanted to be everything that I could be.
    When you thought I wasn't looking,
    I looked....
    and I wanted to say thanks for all the things 
    I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.

     Author: Mary Rita Schilke Korazan