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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

IF I KNEW

If I knew it would be the last time That I'd see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord, your soul to keep. If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss and call you back for one more. If I knew it would be the last time I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise, I would video tape each action and word, so I could play them back day after day. If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute to stop and say "I love you," instead of assuming you would KNOW I do. If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day, Well I'm sure you'll have so many more, so I can let just this one slip away. For surely there's always tomorrow to make up for an oversight, and we always get a second chance to make everything just right. There will always be another day to say "I love you," And certainly there's another chance to say our "Anything I can do?" But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get, I'd like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike, And today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight. So if you're waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today? For if tomorrow never comes, you'll surely regret the day, That you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss and you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish. So hold your loved ones close today, and whisper in their ear, Tell them how much you love them and that you'll always hold them dear Take time to say "I'm sorry," "Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay." And if tomorrow never comes, you'll have no regrets about today

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8 comments:

stregata said...

Too often we forget...
Is everything ok?

SummersStudio said...

This is a good reminder, Bev. I think we get too caught up in the whirl of life to cherish those around us and the quiet moments. Thank you.

No Easy Beads said...

Renate, things are well. I was thinking about my family and friends. I spent hours last night talking with my neighbors sitting on the stoop. Life is good and I am thankful.

LeAnn that is so true. We rush through life and forget to slow down to appreciate all the people who mean so much to us.

TesoriTrovati said...

Such a good reminder....thank you.
Enjoy the day! Erin

Doreen said...

I'm so happy that all is well! I read this and was concerned about you. It really made me think. I'm going to go hug my family!

Anonymous said...

With your kind permission, I will post these thoughts on my grandson's caringbridge site. He lost his 20 month battle with a rare form of leukemia--he was just 14. (His story is found at www.caringbridge.org/visit/christianbarker)
His family carries on in his memory, encouraging others to do just the things you posted here.

susanc said...

So glad everything is well with you and your family. This is really a beautiful reminder to stop and be thankful for all that we have, as none of us knows when it will be our last day. Thank you for sharing this.

Ula said...

If I knew...

My mother has Alzheimers and I try to take the time to tell her I love her each time I talk to her and visit her. My father also has health issues and I have told him many times I love him.

Please, as you re-read Beverly's post think of your loved ones and call them and say I love you. You may not get another chance.

Make the time, you won't regret it, if you don't you may.

Love you Mom & Dad.