For 2018

"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Just For one day . . . kids, grandkids

*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.

*And when I kiss you good night I will hold you a little tighter, a little longer...

Okay, okay a little sappy, but you get the drift? I think it is called putting your work and your life aside for someone else - just fora moment - of course this is taking about parents to children, but it could be used for our friends, our mates, and oh yeah - ourselves . . . everyone everywhere want to have a little special time spent on them. . . to feel special.



ClassyChassy said...

Absolutely wonderful reminder - much of what you posted this morning could really be thought of as "Don't hurry, don't worry. We are here for just a short visit... - and don't forget to smell the flowers". Our lives move so quickly - there is no time for the IMPORTANT things - We need to slow down- make time for the BEST stuff! -- otherwise we will be living 'The Tyranny of the Urgent'.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Amen to what Classy said.
Good post, good reminder.