Friday, April 09, 2010

Just for today

I saw this posted on a writing forum this week, and, I’m ashamed to admit, I had tears streaming down my face afterward. Big Boy asked what was wrong with me. I told him that instead of doing his math, we were going to Target and I was buying him the large Icee this time without him even asking. I think he though I’d totally lost it. But I’ve never seen him put his shoes on so fast in his life. :) Hope all of you mothers out there enjoy this!

My Boys

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 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.

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

~Trigger Happy Halliday


Sabrina M. said...

No you made me cry!
What a sweet pic, your boys are two cuties.

Dru said...

That was a lovely poem and your boys are gorgeous.

TerriOsburn said...

That's beautiful and I never get tired of reading it. My kiddo has been away all week and I can't wait to get her back tomorrow. I think we'll turn off the radio and talk the whole way home.

Great pic of the boys!

Tori Lennox said...

That's wonderful!

And love the pic of your boys! :)

Gillian Layne said...

Ah well, I needed a good Friday afternoon cry. (sniff)