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Sep 20, 2006

Touching...

Time and again I have been receiving these gut-wrenching photographs and stories of individuals with a claim like

"The only way they can help is this: If you send this email to other people AOL will track this email and count how many people get it. Every person that opens this email and sends it to at least 3 people will give us 32c... Please help us."

Dont really know how much truth is there in those claims and the stories in the mails that circulate do disturb me quite a lot...

One such thing that I got today is about the Zimbabwean parents' appeal... the poem written is sooo touching...

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 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. The mothers
and fathers who are in hospital rooms
watching their children suffer senselessly and screaming
inside that little body
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.............

6 comments:

The Inquisitive Akka said...

nice one...

Twisted DNA said...

Yes, it is very touching

Keshi said...

awwwwww...

Keshi.

Kalpana said...

hmmm.... a good one but no idea how much it is true..... It's just we need to put in faith sometimes blindly if we want to help else leave it.

mommyof2 said...

very touching..

Y'day I had the choice to fold our laundry & do dishes but I decide to take my daughter out. I felt bad about not finishing the work but now I am glad I did:-)

Sush said...

TIA, thanks for dropping by..

Mo2, those are the moments that remain with us forever... work, tell me when is it not there?? :-).

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