Friday, May 22, 2009

Just....



Just for this morning, I am going to step over the laundry, and pick you up and take you to the park to play...




Just for this morning, I will leave the dishes in the sink, and let you teach me how to put that puzzle of yours together.




Just for this afternoon, I will unplug the telephone and keep the computer off, and sit with you in the backyard and blow bubbles.




Just for this afternoon, I will not yell once, not even a tiny grumble when you scream and whine for the ice cream truck and I will buy you one if he comes by.




Just for this afternoon, I won't worry about what you are going to be when you grow up, or second guess every decision I have made where you are concerned.




Just for this afternoon, I will let you help me bake cookies, and I won't stand over you trying to fix them.




Just for this afternoon, I will take us to McDonald's and buy us both a Happy Meal so you can have both toys.




Just for this evening, I will hold you in my arms and tell you a story about how you were born and how much I love you.




Just for this evening, I will let you splash in the tub and not get angry.




Just for this evening, I will let you stay up late while we sit on the porch and count all the stars.




Just for this evening, I will snuggle beside you for hours, and miss my favorite TV shows.




Just for this evening when I run my finger through your hair as you pray, I will simply be grateful that God has given me the greatest gift ever given.


I will think about the mothers And fathers who are searching for their missing children, the mothers and fathers who are visiting their children's graves instead of their bedrooms , and mothers and fathers who are in hospital rooms watching their children suffer senselessly, and screaming inside that they can't handle it anymore.




And when I kiss you good night I will hold you a little tighter, a little longer. It is then, that I will thank God for you, and ask Him for nothing, except one more day.............
from an e-mail that I recently received from my sister....thanks....

2 comments:

Mel G said...

Beautiful. I needed to see this today. Thank you for sharing :)

Faith Imagined said...

I found you through the CWO blogroll. I Loooooooooooooove this post! Thank you so much for sharing this! I emailed it to all my mommy friends!!!!