I want to make you happy, but you’re upset. I see it in your eyes. You look away but not quickly enough. I caught a glimpse. I’ve let you down…again. I didn’t mean to.
I want to be the perfect wife/mother/daughter/friend and yet I don’t always know what that means. Tell me what you want and I will deliver, but if you aren’t clear, I might make a mistake. I might misinterpret what it was I thought you wanted and give you that instead.
It’s my fault. I should know what you expect of me. I should listen better and ask the right questions. I should know you well enough to understand your needs and then meet them.
I don’t mean to fail you. I don’t mean to hurt you or disappoint you. I promise to get it right next time. I will work faster, learn more, try harder. Watch me. I can be better, stronger, smarter. So you will be proud of me.
I want to make you happy…