To My Child....
This morning, I am going to smile when I see your face
and laugh when I feel like crying.
This morning, I will let you choose what you want to
wear, and smile and say how perfect it is.
This morning, I am going to step over the laundry, and
pick you up and take you to the park to play.
This morning, I will leave the dishes in the sink, and
let you teach me how to put that puzzle of yours together.
This afternoon, I will unplug the telephone and leave
the computer off, and sit with you in the backyard and blow bubbles.
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 ice cream if he comes by.
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.
This afternoon, I will let you help me bake cookies,
and won't stand over you trying to fix them.
This afternoon, I will take us to McDonald's and buy us
both a Happy Meal so you can have both toys.
This evening, I will hold you in my arms and tell you the
story about how you were born and how much I love you.
This evening, I will let you splash in the tub and not
This evening, I will let you stay up late while we sit
on the porch and count all the stars.
This evening, I will snuggle beside you for hours, and
forget about my favorite TV shows.
This evening, when I run my fingers through your hair as
you pray, I will simply be grateful that God has given me the
greatest gift ever given.
This evening, when I kiss you
goodnight I will hold you a little tighter, a little longer; then
I will thank God for you, and ask Him for nothing else, except
one more day....
[ Author unknown -- from Brenda, via Charlene -- Ed:Anon ]
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