Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wordfull Wednesday - Just for this morning...


A friend recently sent me the below writing, and it made for a wonderful wordful Wednesday. Something that has stuck with me, and I'm so grateful that someone put this into words so well!


*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.

*From now own, when I 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 to McDonald'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.

*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.

*From now own, 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 everynight, 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..............

12 comments:

Kara @ His, Hers and Ours said...

This brought tears to my eyes.

Something so simply stated, yet so profound...and so. very. true.

I am going to print this out and put it somewhere where I can read it often.

Thank you.

kjha said...

That's a good one...

Esther said...

....and maybe tomorrow too! Wonderful thoughts, thank you.

Amy said...

Sarah, thanks for passing this along. So true.

WackyMummy said...

Great thoughts. And so true. Thanks for passing this on... good to remember this. =)

blueviolet said...

That is so perfect!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Thanks for the wonderful reminder of the what's important when being a mom!

Happy WW!

Aimee said...

I've read this before, and enjoyed reading it again. Thank you.

Alicia said...

Oh, I love that. That's something worthy to print out and read every so often. It will put everything into perspective every time.

Julie@Momspective said...

Oh, that is so sweet. You're my bestest.

Brooke said...

Oh such an important thing to remember... I had tears in my eyes...

Gel said...

All of this post, a poignant reminder
and especially
*"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 I thank you.

Hugs from Wordless Wed