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#112802 July 10th, 2005 at 11:18 AM
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I'm sorry I just got this in an E-Mail and wanted you to see it. I have no idea who wrote it but for a lot of us parents and Grandparents it hits home. Jimmy

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 will let you choose what you want to wear, and smile and say how perfect it is.
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 day..............

#112803 July 10th, 2005 at 11:27 AM
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ters ters

RIP, Stephen John Vermeire, JR.

#112804 July 10th, 2005 at 11:45 AM
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Thank you so much for posting this, my friend. It about says it all, doesn't it?

In my family we like to pass this poem along to the new moms, usually framed with a photo of the new mom and infant....

Scrubbing and cooking can wait til tomorrow, babies grow up, we've learned to our sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs! Dust, go to sleep! I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep!

Merme

#112805 July 10th, 2005 at 11:57 AM
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Merme that is beautiful wish someone had given my wife something like that when we were young and having kids.
Good Night

#112806 July 10th, 2005 at 11:58 AM
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Merme, I found that saying on a graphic years ago.. and it is somewhere on my homepage. I think it's on one of the kid's pages, with all thier baby photos. *weep* They grow up sooo fast.

Meg

#112807 July 10th, 2005 at 12:10 PM
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Okay...I'm sappy now..."sniff, sniff"

There is nothing that can compare to holding your child for the first time......until you hold your grandchild for the first time! kissies


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