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Just For Ever
Unknown, modified by Ann Berlin
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 play tug of war together.
Just for this afternoon, I will
unplug the telephone
keep the computer off,
and sit with you in the backyard and listen to the sounds of nature.
Just for this afternoon, I will not yell once when
you ask for attention,
and I will look into your eyes and try to understand you.
Just for this afternoon, I won't worry if you are obedient,
guess how I've trained you.
Just for this afternoon, I will let
you stay by my side while I bake cookies,
and I might accidentally drop a few.
Just for this afternoon, I will take
us to McDonald's,
buy us both a Veggie Burger,
and let you unwrap it yourself.
Just for this evening, I will hold you in my arms, and tell you how you
came into my life, 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 go outside with you,
and we'll sit on the
porch and contemplate 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 stroke your back, I will simply be grateful
that God has given
me the greatest gift ever given.
I will think about the people searching
for missing pets,
the people who are visiting their pet's graves
instead of their bedrooms,
and people who are in veterinary hospitals,
watching their pets suffer, until they can't handle it anymore.
And when I hug you good night
will hold you a little tighter, a
It is then, that I will
thank God for you,
him for nothing,
except one more day.