Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
The mommy and little girl walked hand in hand at the park. The mommy looked down at her little girl and asked, “Did I forget to tell you I love you today?” “Yes” said the little girl. “I love you today” said the mommy.
“Will you love me tomorrow? questioned the little girl.
“I will love you tomorrow” answered mommy.
She smiled at her little girl and quietly hoped she would not grow up too fast.But the little girl grew and grew. She dressed herself each morning. She combed her hair and clipped in her favorite barrette. She now reached the sink on her tippy toes to get her own glass of water. It was time for the little girl to go to kindergarten. On her first day of school, the little girl wore a brand new pair of shoes and a dress she picked out all by herself. She carried a book bag with her name on it. Mommy walked the little girl to her new classroom. Before saying goodbye, Mommy held the little girl close and whispered, “Did I forget to tell you I love you today?’ “Yes” whispered the little girl. “I love you today” said the Mommy. “Will you love me tomorrow?” asked the little girl. “I will always love you tomorrow.” said Mommy. She watched her little girl walk away and join her new classmates. Mommy stood in the hallway with a tear in her eye and quietly wondered how her baby had grown so fast. The little girl finished kindergarten, and each year thereafter she had more first days of school. Each year she wore a bigger new pair of shoes, a bigger new outfit and a carried a bigger back pack. When the young girl turned 10, she went to summer camp for a whole week without her parents. As the camp bus was filled with excited boys and girls, the Mom and daughter hugged. “Did I forget to tell you I love you today?” asked the Mom. “Yes” said the young daughter. “I love you today.” said the Mom. “Will you love me tomorrow while I’m a camp?” wondered the young girl. “I will always love you tomorrow.” said the Mom. She watched her daughter climb aboard the yellow bus. The young girl smiled and waved from the open window. The mom stood waving from the curb and quietly wondered how her baby had grown so fast. The young girl continued to go to camp each summer. The summer she turned 16, she worked at a local ice cream parlor and spent most of her free time with friends. That summer she also learned to drive and her mother let her drive to the mall on her own. As her daughter started the car engine and tuned the radio to her favorite station, the mom called out, “Did I forget to tell you I love you today?!” But the daughter didn’t hear her mother. The mother stood alone in the driveway and slowly whispered the answer to herself, “Yes… I love you today and I will always love you tomorrow.” How had her baby grown so fast? The teenage girl became a young lady. She graduated from high school and enrolled in college. Her mother helped her daughter pack most of her belongings. This first day of school did not come with special outfits or shoes, but there was a car loaded with clothes, a computer, books, sheets, towels and a small television. When the young lady was settled in her new dorm room, the mother hugged her daughter and said, “Did I forget to tell you I love you today?” “I think so”, replied the daughter. “I love you today.” said the mother. “OK “ said the daughter as she hurried off to meet her new roommates for pizza. The mother stood alone in the dorm room and realized her baby had grown too fast.
The young lady spent several years attending college, coming home in the summers and driving back to college each fall. Soon she graduated from college and got a job in a new city. This time the daughter moved further away from her mother. She lived in a little apartment and paid all her own bills. She was a grown woman. However, sometimes the grown woman would get sad and lonely and would call her Mother to talk. Before she would hang up, the Mother would ask,
“Did I forget to tell you I love you today?”
The woman would answer “Yes Mom”.
“I love you today” the mother would reply.
“Will you be there for me if I need to call tomorrow?” the woman asked.
“I will always be here for you tomorrow.” said the Mother. The mother hung up and quietly wondered how her baby had grown so fast.The woman soon found her way in the world and met a man she loved. The two got married and eventually started a family. When the woman held her new baby for the first time, she could only think of her mother. As she had done many times before, she called her mother on the phone. ” Hi Mom, said the daughter. “Did I forget to tell you I love you today?” “Yes Dear” murmured the mother softly. “I love you today” said the daughter. “Will you love me tomorrow?” choked backed the mother. “I will love you tomorrow and forever” said the daughter in a voice that was filled with a new understanding. The mother said goodbye and pressed the phone to her heart. She wore a tear-filled smile and quietly wondered how her baby had grown up so fast. The daughter stared lovingly down at the sleepy face of her beautiful newborn baby, and quietly prayed her little baby would not grow up too fast.... Call your Mother..because time goes so fast. Copyright Teri Harrison www.grandparentgiftco.com