Happy Fourth of July everyone! today I wanted to briefly share something that reminded me to seize the moment each day and enjoy the children. Sometimes in the daily hassles and busy days we forget childhood lasts but so long and before we know it they are no longer children.
To My Grown Up Son
My hands were busy through the day;
I didn't have much time to play
The little games you asked me to-
I didn't have much time for you.
I'd wash your clothes, I'd sew and cook;
But when you'd bring your picture books
And ask me please to share your fun,
I'd say: "A little later, son."
I'd tuck you in all safe at night,
And hear your prayers, turn out the light,
Then tip-toe softly to the door....
I wish I'd stayed a minute more.
For life is short, the years rush past...
A little boy grows up so fast.
No longer is he at your side,
His precious secrets to confide.
The picture books are put away;
There are no longer games to play.
No good-night kisses, no prayers to hear--
That all belongs to yesteryear.
My hands, once busy, now are still.
The days are long and yard to fill.
I wish I could go back and do
The little things you asked me to.
Enjoy today, Enjoy the kids- chaos and all!