Sunday, September 13, 2009

Just For Today!

Yea, so I slacked off today and didn’t get a post up for Quotable Sunday! I hate it when that happens because it is one of my favorite days of the week! Just chalk that up to Hubby actually not working on a Sunday, and a local Biker fund raiser we just had to be at.

So anyway, I decided to post for you instead one of my all time favorite poems! Yes, I have this one on my bulletin board at work too! Since I have said that like 3 times in the last week, I swear this week I am so taking a picture of said bulletin board and posting all of the quotes I have up there for next weeks Quotable Sunday….until then, enjoy:

TO MY CHILD:

Just for this morning, I am going to smile when I see your face and laugh when I feel like crying.

Just for this morning, I will let you choose what you want to wear, and smile and say how perfect it is.

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 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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Please ignore the fact that this photo is blurry, because it really shows my kid’s personalities so well!

4 comments:

Banteringblonde said...

Love the picture .. and what a great poem. I also missed out on quotable sunday today!

Serendiptiy is Sweet said...

Great photo! And I love that poem too...such a wonderful reminder to live in the moment and be thankful for every shared moment we are blessed with.

Have a great week!

blueviolet said...

What a perfect poem! Each day with our children is a blessing!

Nina said...

Aww.... that was a really great poem.