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16 April 2008

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 book
And asked 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 tiptoe 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 kiss, no prayers to hear,
That all belongs to yesteryear.
My hands, once busy, now are still.
The days are long and hard to fill.
I wish I could go back and do
The little things you asked me to.
~author unknown

3 comments:

Leah said...

Oh, this makes me cry...I too often send them away because something is "pressing" but they won't be little long. Thanks for this reminder.

Kelly said...

Cry? I balled my eyes out. Why is it the days seem long but the years go fast??

Nancy Hood said...

Oh Kelly, you are so right. You will turn around and they are grown~