Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thankful Thursday

I dedicate today's post to Sophie Quayle. I will try to remember to thank God daily for my children's health and happiness through even the difficult days.

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 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's graves instead of their bedrooms; and the 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 goodnight 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...-Sally Meyer copyright 1999

This was posted by Sophie's mom October 5th. 4 year old Sophie went to live with God in Heaven October 6 at 11:55 pm. Emily had just one more day.

2 comments:

Tracy said...

Gosh, why is everyone making me cry with thier posts? I've been thinking about this kind of thing a lot lately. I've been visiting Racheals blog daily (Life With Hannah and Lily) and she lost her daughter Hannah in July. She mentions so often all of the things that she wishes she had done with her.
This was a beautiful post Kar.. Thanks for sharing it!

Danielle said...

While I read your post I was thinking that everyday should really be like that with our children, shouldn't it? How blessed we are with our miracles, we need to be reminded by posts like this!! Thanks :)

Thanks for the nice comments too, you're going on my list of blogs to visit so I can remember to comment back to you ;) (You got a really cute prize package on that last post BTW.)