A little something
to live by...
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 play
puzzles on the floor 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 you 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
Just for this evening, I will snuggle beside you for hours, and miss
my favorite TV shows.
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 goodnight 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 like this.
Show your children every day that they are your greatest gift!