Location: MICHIGAN, United States

Thank you for stopping by. It's my hope you find glimpses of my Savior interwoven thru my writings. I am the wife to one husband for over 25 years, a blessed mama to a dozen children, yes each born from me ~ two of which see Jesus face to face & ten at home, all of us yearning to see Jesus someday. We have been home educating for over 18 years with . . . well, another 15 years to go (the youngest is 3, the oldest 23!) I have walked through rejection, to continually learning I am CALLED, LOVED and forever KEPT by God - never, ever to be rejected by Jesus! (Jude 1:1) I've walked through deep sorrow to find that joy does come again, though the night may be long; I've witnessed God orchestrating miracles with my children still beyond my comprehension, & I am seeing new love forming as we begin a new road of older children finding life mates. My life has and is a journey, from the deepest, almost rock bottom pit, to stumbling through my faith and looking towards the ultimate climax of everlasting life in heaven. Will you be joining me here and there? ~ Loni

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

A Poem For Our Readers

Just For This Morning...

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 about 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 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 favorite 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 who are searching
for their missing children,
the mothers who are visiting their children's graves
instead of their bedrooms,
and mothers who are in hospital rooms
watching their children suffer senselessly,
and screaming inside because they can't handle it anymore,
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.............

by Sally Meyer


Blogger Teena said...

Thank you, Loni for the poem. It touched my heart. I KNOW it touched yours. I am still here... praying and thinking of you. Last night as I lay there I just lifted you up to the Lord ... for rest and peace ...

please remember I care and I am praying. Even when I have no words... I am still praying.

In Him,
Teena mom to 1/2 dozen

2/09/2005 12:56 AM  
Blogger Luke's Mom said...


Thank you for sharing such an awesome Poem, it's a wake up call to all of us parents to spend more time with the kids.

I'm still praying that you are able to get some schooling going, that God is giving you and Norm wisdom about the room situation, that Norm will find a new job quickly and it will be better than the last one, that Stephen will get enough money to get a new vehicle soon, that Jayson and Benjamin will continue to be healed of the memories they have and for the rest of the kids to continue on with the healing process. Thank you for letting us be a part of your prayer team.

Love in Christ,
Sue Searles

2/10/2005 1:26 PM  

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