Saturday, November 10, 2007

To My Children~

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

*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 y ou 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 ittle longer. It is then, that I will thank
God for you, and
ask Him for nothing, except one more

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