Thursday, May 22, 2008

Just For Today

I pulled this from Lena & Macey
The whole thing with the Chapman family has really made me realize how little time there could potentially be. Is it worth it to me for what could potentially be the last thing I say to my sister to be me yelling at her? Or making something that can be done later out to be more important than what she could maybe want? I don't want her to be spoiled (more than she maybe is...LOL), but I don't want to regret what I say or do to her, because I don't know how much time I may have with her. Which is a scary thought, but true.

I guess what I'm trying to say is: live every moment like it could be your last, or your last with that person. Because you don't know if it might be.


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 came to be my daughter *sister* 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 *and brothers and sisters* who are searching for their missing children *siblings*, the mothers and fathers *and brothers and sisters* who are visiting their children's *sibling's* graves instead of their bedrooms, and mothers and fathers *and brothers and sisters* who are in hospital rooms watching their children *siblings* 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 day.............

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