One more

Give me one more tearful goodbye when I turn to leave your room at daycare, even though it breaks my heart.Give me one more bright-eyed squeal of delight when I walk into the room. Your joy makes all of the day’s madness slip away.Give me one more drop of your head on my shoulder, arms clinging to me as if to a life preserver. I need you to need me.Give me one more chorus of “Ma ma ma ma ma” with a smile when I turn to face you. It’s a song I’ll never tire of hearing.

Give me one more handful of whatever snack it is you’re devouring. I won’t spit it out in front of you (but yes, I will probably spit it out.)

Give me one more night of snuggles that push me to the edge of our family bed. Your solid warmth and steady breathing let me know you’re okay.

Give me one more contented sigh when I wrap my arm around you. Too soon you’ll be ready to push me away.

Give me one more chain of baby kisses punctuated with giggles.

Give me one more reach to hug away the bump from a fall. I may not always be able to take the pain away, but I’ll always be there to try.

Give me one more day to cherish you, my sweet boy, before you’re grown.

Every day – every moment – this will be my prayer.

one more
Even one more nap at band practice…