For My Child

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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 phone 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 van I will buy you one if it comes by.

Just for this afternoon I wont 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 take us to McDonalds 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 the story about how you where born and how much I love you.

Just for this evening I will let you splash in the bath and not get angry.

Just for this evening I will let you stay up late while we sit in the garden and count all the stars.

Just for this evening I will snuggle beside you for hours and miss my favourite TV shows.

Just for 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.

 

And when I kiss you goodnight I will hold you a little tighter a little longer. It is then I will thank God for you and ask for nothing except one more day...

 

Our children grow up quickly and we wonder where the years went. always listen to your child spend every minute you can with them show and tell them daily how much you love them and how they are the best thing that ever happened to you. For before you know it they will be adults.