One more day...reminder for busy moms

I’ve had this posted on my blog for the last couple of years, and today it really hit home.

*This morning, I am going to step over the laundry, and pick you up and take you to the park to play.

*I will leave the dishes in the sink, and let you teach me how to put that puzzle of yours together.

*I will laugh when I feel like crying and take a deep breath when the day and all the worries of the future feel too overwhelming.

*I will smile every time your beautiful eyes look into mine, and every time you speak I will listen attentively, for your voice is music to my ears.

*This afternoon, I will unplug the telephone and keep the computer off, and sit with you in the backyard and blow bubbles.

*I will jump in puddles with you and make mud pies until we are both covered in our creations.

*I will not raise my voice or grumble under my breath as I try to focus your attention on the task at hand or call your name for the second time.

*I will not worry about what you are going to do when you grow up, or second-guess every decision I have made where you are concerned.

*This evening, I will let you stay up late while we sit on the porch and count all the stars.

*We will have a water fight at bath time until my clothes are completely soaked and our laughter is deafening.

*I will hold you in my arms and tell you the story about how you were born and how much I loved you from the very beginning.

*As I run my fingers through your hair, I will simply be grateful that God has given me the greatest gift ever given, and I will tell you over and over how much I love you.

*I will think about the mothers and fathers who are searching for their missing children, the mothers and fathers who are visiting their child’s grave instead of their bedroom, 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. I will thank God for you, and ask Him for nothing, except one more day…

*This morning, I am going to step over the laundry, and pick you up and take you to the park to play.

*I will leave the dishes in the sink, and let you teach me how to put that puzzle of yours together.

*I will laugh when I feel like crying and take a deep breath when the day and all the worries of the future feel too overwhelming.

*I will smile every time your beautiful eyes look into mine, and every time you speak I will listen attentively, for your voice is music to my ears.

*This afternoon, I will unplug the telephone and keep the computer off, and sit with you in the backyard and blow bubbles.

*I will jump in puddles with you and make mud pies until we are both covered in our creations.

*I will not raise my voice or grumble under my breath as I try to focus your attention on the task at hand or call your name for the second time.

*I will not worry about what you are going to do when you grow up, or second-guess every decision I have made where you are concerned.

*This evening, I will let you stay up late while we sit on the porch and count all the stars.

*We will have a water fight at bath time until my clothes are completely soaked and our laughter is deafening.

*I will hold you in my arms and tell you the story about how you were born and how much I loved you from the very beginning.

*As I run my fingers through your hair, I will simply be grateful that God has given me the greatest gift ever given, and I will tell you over and over how much I love you.

*I will think about the mothers and fathers who are searching for their missing children, the mothers and fathers who are visiting their child’s grave instead of their bedroom, 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. I will thank God for you, and ask Him for nothing, except one more day…

1 comment to One more day…reminder for busy moms

  • Sue

    How beautiful, it reminds me of the interactions each of us has with others everyday. Thank you for reminding me to never take for granted the time we have with those we love. Love to all of you!

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