Sunday, May 15, 2011

30 Day Blog Journal - Day 16

Day 16 - a song that makes me cry

A song that always makes me cry is "Good Night Kiss" by Steve & Annie Chapman.
It is played every year at at our high school graduation, along with a slideshow of all the graduates. The slides are pictures of them as a baby, elementary school age, and their senior portraits. It is very touching, and makes an already bittersweet night even more emotional. We celebrated our oldest son Logan's graduation in '06, and look forward to seeing Nathan graduate in '13.

Good Night Kiss
I count it as a privilege
I count it cause for praise
to kiss my children goodnight
at the close of everyday
for I know too soon they're off and gone
and walkin' out the door
and I'll never have a child to kiss
goodnight anymore

It's very strange how times have changed
from the present to the past
when did they grow so quickly
the time has flown so fast
for it seems that only yesterday
I helped him with his shirt
or pat my baby on the back
or kissed away a hurt

tell the story read a book
wipe a nose or tie a shoe
they never ask me to rub their back
the way they used to do
once it was a bother
just a troublesome kind of chore
now I would give anything
to do it just once more

mommy bounce me on your knee
daddy flip me in the air
throw a rubber ball to me
and help me comb my hair
mommy tickle my tummy
daddy hold me high
let's go outside for awhile
or make a kite to fly

I count it as a privilege
I count it cause for praise
to kiss my children goodnight
at the close of everyday
for I know too soon they're off and gone
and walkin' out the door
and I'll never have a child to kiss
goodnight anymore

And I'll never have a child to kiss
goodnight anymore...

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