A daddy's poem...this poem made me cry..

@austere (2816)
Philippines
August 20, 2008 11:09am CST
this is a heart warming poem made by a dad for his child.. it's a very sad poem.. e made it after his daughter was diagnosed of brain cancer..:( read the poem and feel the parent's love for his child.. a very touching poem.. TO MY CHILD [i]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 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.............[/i]
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@know21 (1251)
• United States
20 Aug 08
This is a very beautiful poem.I cannot imagine what this father is going through; to find out your child has brain cancer. He almost has to feel that his whole has come to an end. I want to thank you for sharing this. I would like to save this to show my family and friends. If that is alright with you.
@austere (2816)
• Philippines
20 Aug 08
yep.. i definitely agree with you.. through the father's poem, you can feel how deep and how heavy the burden he is carrying. you can feel the sincerity and the love that he has for his child. no problem with me, you can absolutely share this poem to your family and friends! absolutely no problem! happy mylotting!