Sunday, June 28, 2009

To my children

I was going through old emails and deleting them when I found this. It brings me to tears every time I read it. Life really is so short and it reminds me that we need to slow down and focus our time and energy on things that are REALLY important. It is labeled "To my daughter" but I changed it to my children:

*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..
*Justfor 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 on, 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............. *


brad&sav said...

that is so sweet. i love dax's hair.. so wild and cute! your little ones are growing up so fast!

Travis & Steff said...

How cute Jamie! Your kids are lucky to have such a great mom :)

Jill said...

That was great Jamie...thanks for the reminder. I loved it. Cute pix!!

Marcie said...

Thanks jamie, we all can use a reminder like this from time to time. You are an amazing Mom and those babies are well loved.

Love Family said...

wow...that was amazing! I love reading those kind of things. Thanks for the reminder. I love that top pic of your twins! SO cute!!

Mindy said...

Jamie that is the sweetest makes me want to go and get my little one out of bed and just rock her - you kids are sooooo cute - what dolls.

Rognonsweetpeas said...

Thanks Jamie.You made me cry. Now I am going to go and love up my kiddos. Your babies are getting so big! What cuties.

Heidi Rogers said...

You are such a good mommy!! That was so sweet, thanks!

Jamie said...

oh Jamie-that made me cry-probably because I am pregnant! what a good reminder to all of us moms!!

Bec said...

Your kids are darling! We are going to be in Utah Oct. 12-17. Any chance we can come see you guys? Miss you!

angie said...

I LOVED reading that!! I was brought to tears as well!! It is SOOO true!! We really need to focus on what is THE MOST IMPORTANT thing to us, our kids and hubby! Thanks for that! :)

Wendy Martin said...

That was beautiful. Thank you for posting that.