Thought we could all use this after a rough day!

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by mandcc96, Apr 16, 2008.

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  1. mandcc96

    mandcc96 New Member

    It's amazing just how powerful words are!

    *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 afte rnoon, 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 moth ers 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............
  2. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Thank you! I needed that reminder!
  3. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    While I think your intention in posting the prayer was a good one, and I believe the words and sentiment expressed are lovely, I am locking this thread.

    Our "House Rules" (found on the Faq/Board Rules board) clearly states a refrain from political or religious discussions. In fairness to all members, public posting of prayers is not allowed on this forum.

    Please don't get discouraged for this lock of your post as a new member. Understand that we have to make sure that "everyone is happy" and we keep on eye on things that may be offensive to those who do not share the same religious beliefs. Not an easy job....

    Have a great day!

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