Monday, May 26, 2008

Just One More Day.....

*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 to
get her.

*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.............

2 comments:

aalexa7794 said...

Hey Mendy,
I loved this poem. Who wrote it? Georgie is still sitting here crying.

Jen said...

It's been way too long Mendy - but I'm finally catching up. I love this poem - it's one of my favorites and lovely to read again. Hope you're all well and happy - we sure are!
Jen, Australia
mummy to Ebony Grace from China xx

 

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