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.............

 

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