Today I make a promise,
I make a promise to you.
I will work hard to give you All the things you need.
I will work hard to give you Much of what you want.
I will never let another hurt you.
And I will teach you how not to get hurt.
I will protect you from that which you fear,
And show you how not to be afraid.
I will scold you when you need to be scolded,
And praise you when you deserve to be praised.
I will do my best to serve as your role model.
I will do my best to show you the right way,
Through action and example.
I will teach you what I know
And I will show you how to learn more.
Through it all, I will do my best, to be the best for you.
This is the promise I make to you.