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If I knew it would be the last time that I’d see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord your soul to keep.
If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss and call you back for one more.
If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute or two,
to stop and say that “I love you,”
Instead of assuming that you KNOW I do.
There will always be another day to say our “I love you’s,”
And certainly there’s another chance to say our
“Anything I can do’s.”
But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get,
I’d like to say how much I love you and hope we never forget.
Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.
So, if you’re waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes, you’ll surely regret the day,
That you didn’t take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or kiss,
And you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.
So hold your loved ones close today, whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them.
And that you’ll always hold them dear.
Take the time to say “I’m sorry,” “Please forgive me,” “Thank you,” or “It’s OK.”
And if tomorrow never comes, you’ll have no regrets about today. 

–Author Unknown

Thanks Ali!

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I need your help today.
I want to care for those you’ve sent into my life,
to help them develop the special gifts you’ve given them.

But I also want to free them to follow their own paths
and to bring their loving wisdom to the world.

Help me to embrace them without clutching,
to support them without suffocating,
to correct them without crushing.

And help me to live joyfully and playfully, myself,
so they can see your life in me and find their way to you.
Amen.

Dear Lord, help me to be the mother my children deserve. Encourage my heart when I feel like a failure. Erase my errors from the hearts and minds of my children. Instead, help them to see Jesus in me, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

A Mother’s Prayer

Dear Lord, It’s such a hectic day
with little time to stop and pray.
For life has been anything but calm,
since you decided to make me a MOM!Running errands and matching socks,
building dreams with wooden blocks.
Cooking, cleaning and finding shoes
and other stuff that children lose.
Fitting lids on bottled bugs,
wiping tears and giving hugs.
A stack of last week’s mail to read-
So where’s the quiet time I need?
Yet when I steal a moment, Lord,
just at the sink or ironing board,
to ask the blessing of your Grace,
I see then in my small one’s face.
That you have blessed me all the while-
As I stoop to kiss THAT precious smile!

~author unknown~