Just for this morning, I'm going to smile when I see
and laugh when I feel like crying.
Just for this morning, I'll let you choose what you
want to wear,
and smile and say how perfect it is.
Just for this morning, I'm going to step over the
and pick you up and take you to the park to play.
Just for this morning, I'll leave the dishes in the
and let you teach me how to put that puzzle of yours
Just for this afternoon, I'll unplug the telephone and
keep the computer off
and sit with you in the back yard and blow bubbles.
Just for this afternoon, I'll not yell once, not even
a tiny grumble when you scream and whine for the ice
and I'll 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'll let you
help me bake cookies and won't stand over you trying
to fix them.
Just for this afternoon, we'll go to McDonald's and
buy us both a Happy Meal
so you can have both toys.
Just for this evening, I'll 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'll let you splash in the tub
and not get angry.
Just for this evening, I'll let you stay up late
while we sit on the porch and count all the stars.
Just for this evening, I'll snuggle beside you for
and miss my favourite TV shows.
Just for this evening when I run my fingers through
your hair as you pray,
I'll simply be grateful that God has given me the
greatest gift ever given.
I'll 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
And when I kiss you good night I will hold you a
little tighter, a little longer.
It is then that I'll thank God for you and ask him for
except one more day............
christina - 3 darling children