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  1. To My Child
  2. To my Mom and Dad
  3. Out of the mouth of babes.....
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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 aboutwhat 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 Mc Donald'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 favourite 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 goodnight 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


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To my Mom and Dad

WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN'T LOOKING

"When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my favourite cake for me and I learned that the little things can be special things in life.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of your time and money to help people who had nothing and I learned that those who have something should give to those who don't.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I felt you kiss me good night and I felt loved and safe.

 When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't feel good and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw tears come from your eyes and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw that you cared and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I learned most of life's lesson that need to known to be a good and productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I looked at you and wanted to say,"Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking."

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"The mind is like a parachute, if it's not open it can't work".

 

Out of the mouth of babes.....

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8  year-olds:

"What does love mean?"

 The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have  imagined. See what you think.

"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her  toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love." Rebecca - age 8

"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know  that your name is safe in their mouth." Billy - age 4

"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and  they go out and smell each other." Karl - age 5

 "Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs." Chrissy - age 6

 "Love is what makes you smile when you're tired." Terri - age 4

 "Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK." Danny - age 7

 "Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing,  you still want to be together and you talk more. My mommy and Daddy are  like that. They look gross when they kiss." Emily - age 8

 "Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen." Bobby - age 5

 "If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who  you hate." Nikka - age 6

 "Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday." Noelle - age 7

 "Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still  friends even after they know each other so well." Tommy - age 6

 "During my piano recital, I was on a stage and scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore." Cindy - age 8

 "My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night." Clare - Age 5

 "Love is when mommy gives daddy the best piece of chicken." Elaine - age 5

 "Love is when mommy sees daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford." Chris - age 8

 "Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all  day." Mary Ann - age 4

 "I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones." Lauren - age 4

 "I let my big sister pick on me because my Mom says she only picks on me because she loves me. So I pick on my baby sister because I love her."  Bethany - age 4

 "When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you." Karen - age 7

 "Love is when mommy sees daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross." Mark - age 6

 "You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget." Jessica - age 8

 

 

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