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Just For Today

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MrsBeThankful Sat 02-Apr-05 01:06:53

I have posted this in the past...and feeling miserable ....something JaysMum said made me remember this poem.... i am printing it off LAMINATING IT....and gonna stick it on front of one of my UNTIDY kitchen cupboards...so when i start to fret about the contents
..... i'll read this.....

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

sparklymieow Sat 02-Apr-05 01:21:11

thanks for that, its beautiful, I will print it off tomorrow.

Bearess Sat 02-Apr-05 01:26:27

awwwwwwwwwwwwwww, have printed it, thank you!!

Potty1 Sat 02-Apr-05 09:16:29

Aaawww Mrs F, hope you are feeling a bit brighter today.

Chocol8 Sat 02-Apr-05 09:25:25

That's lovely MrsF - I'm gonna print it off too. How are you feeling this morning? I was awake til 2am thinking about what you said (and then just as I dropped off, ds had a nightmare and woke me up). Arghhhh!

Nemo1977 Sat 02-Apr-05 09:28:25

i love that poem and have it on the front of my fridge....just tend not to notice at as much now will clear it off to make it obvious..lol

Jayzmummy Sat 02-Apr-05 11:30:26

awwww that made me cry....

Blossomhill Sat 02-Apr-05 11:32:15

How true is that Mrsf. I need to take the advice on here and will

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