Touch

   Mothers, touch your children,
    Fathers, hug them tight,
    Let them know you love them
    morning, noon, and night.
  
    Put your arms around them,
    hold them near to you,
    Feel the beating of their hearts,
    the life that you made new.
  
    Roll around the floor with them,
    tease and laugh and play,
    Listen to what they'll tell you,
    they have so much to say.
  
    Take time to get to know them,
    see the colors in their eyes,
    Appreciate that person
    that deep inside them lies.
  
    Let them run their fingers through your hair
    and down your face,
    Fill their hearts with words of praise,
    make home their favorite place.
  
    Cuddle with them on the couch
    and watch a TV show,
    Sing with them or share a book
    and help their world to grow.
  
    Take a walk into the park,
    hold each other's hand,
    Smell the flowers, feed the ducks,
    build castles in the sand.
  
    Mothers, touch your children,
    Fathers, hug them tight,
    Show them what a gift they are,
    to love them feels so right.