Thursday, October 13, 2011

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 together. 

Just for this afternoon, 
I will unplug the phone 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 have made 
where you are concerned. 

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 will take us to McDonald's and 
buy us both a Happy Meal so you 
can have both toys. 

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 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.
The 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............. 


  1. WOW.
    That is awesome.
    Did you write it?

  2. Oh boy...crying over here. I think I will print that and put it on my desk. I LOVE it!

  3. Happy Birthday to your daughter! Today is the perfect day to start the growth chart. I don't think we started until Brady was 3. Even though my husband built the barn bed...he isn't all that handy when it comes to cutting out the wall and replacing it! That's really special that your dad did that for you and your brother. I'm thinking we might tape off a big rectangle and paint around it...leaving room for more growing.