Dear God, now I lay me down to “sleep”
On the eve of an event that makes me weep.
Tomorrow is my child’s last day of school;
As You know that’s not so cool
For any child who needs structure and routine—
Whether youngster or growing teen.
Guard me through the long summer days
And help me tolerate his unique ways.
Aide me through the noise and din
And help me when my patience wears thin.
Guide us through time-outs when he might pout,
And please never let the cable go out!
Please keep ER visits minimal and doctor wait-times brief
Or I will be overcome with stress and grief.
Please help my child experience some fun
While in his own world under the sun.
Teach me that it is ok
To let him have his own version of play.
Give me strength to appreciate each day anew
With grace and humor and a very strong coffee brew.
Help me dear Lord, since you’re a parent too
Watch over him is what I ask of you.
Please understand I’m doing my best…
And not see this as some kind of test.
My sincere prayer merely seeks
To last until summer session—in two LONG weeks.
So guide me God in Your gentle way…
And please, just once, could he sleep beyond the break of day?
(With love for my little guy...Mommy does need God's help honey.)