Friday, August 31, 2007

For all the mommies...

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 toMcDonald'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.

Thanks Melissa for sending this to me....and for a good cry...is that enough of a tear jerker or what?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Please pass the tissues..."

That was beautiful and I am deeply moved. Thanks so much for sharing!

Love and Hugs, Susan

Vicki Frederick said...

Your blogsight has been a blessing to me. I'm one of the secretaries at Grace Point and read your entries to keep up-to-date on little Kate's progress. What a testimony to God's grace and glory you are sharing with us all.

While reading this entry I remembered a couple of lines from a poem that I used to keep on my refrigerator when my children were little to remind not to get too wrapped up in the mundane things of life and forget to spend time with them.

They went:
"Hush all you cobwebs,
Dust go to sleep.
I'm rocking my babies,
and babies don't keep."

How true that is!!! May God continue to bring good health and healing to Kate.

Vicki Frederick

Melissa said...

You're welcome, knew you'd love it and it would hit extra close to home. Really opens my eyes as a busy mommy who often says, "Later." I will no longer! God bless you all!

Anonymous said...

Loved seeing all of those Photos.....what a grand lady she is....and it appears that she is feeling better now that she can sit up a bit....I loved seeing her in that BUMBO seat......and Gayle looked good holdig her to sleep...how precious. Hope this weekend brings lots healing for Kate and peace for all of you. Take care and God Bless.....John and Linda

Deanna said...

Needed this reminder today.... thank you!! Hope that tonight is a great one! Hugs to you!

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOODESS! That is SOOOOO what I did the other day when I read about your roller coaster ride last Tuesday! I just went upstairs and layed with Lynzi in her bed. We love you guys!!!!

Gene and LeeAnne