Thought everyone might enjoy this.....

Erin - posted on 03/26/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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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 maybe, for one more day.

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Rae - posted on 04/23/2010

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Oh well, the second time in 15 minutes i have started to cry. It is a beautiful poem Erin

Lucy - posted on 04/19/2010

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It's just mean to post this for a bunch of hormonal mums to look at! Pre children I used to take the mickey out of my sister who is very sentimental, but now it doesn't take a lot to set me off...sniffle... :)

Caitlin - posted on 03/26/2010

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Not fair.. I hate crying in front of my husband! I blame it on hormones...

Erin - posted on 03/26/2010

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No kidding....just after the first couple lines I was all weepy. My husband would think I was nuts (well nuttier) crying at the computer if he was here.

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