To my child...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 am going to step over the laundry, and pick
you up and take you 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 by
when you grow up, or second guess every decision I have made where you
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 we can both have 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 stay up late while we sit on the
porch and count 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 ha