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 the morning I ill leave the dished in the sink
And let you teach me how to put the puzzle together
Just for this afternoon I am unplugging the phone,
keep the computer off
And sit with you in the back yard blowing 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 of he comes by
Just for this afternoon I will not worry what you will be when you grow up
or second guess every decision I have made where you are concerned.
Just for this afternoon I will take us to McDonalds
And buy us both happy meals so you can have both toys
Just for this evening I will hold you in my arms
And tell you the story about how you were born and how much I love you
Just for this evening I will let you splash in the bath tub and I will not get angry
Just for this evening I will let you stay up late and we will sit on the porch and count all the stars
Just for this evening I will snuggle beside you for hours and miss m favorite TV shows
Just for this evening I will ruin my fingers 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 graves instead of their bedrooms,
and the mothers and fathers who are in hospital room watching their children suffer senselessly,
and screaming inside that they cant handle it anymore.
And when I kiss you good
night, I will hold you a little tighter and a little longer.
It is then that I will thank God for you and ask him for nothing, except one more day.
Copy taken from Children Hospital Sitting Room