Thursday, January 20, 2011

What if there wasn't "anymore" ?

I found this so touching and wanted to share with you ...
One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't "anymore". No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more "just one minute." Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, say "I love you."

So while we have it, it's best we love it, care for it, fix it when it's broken and heal it when it's sick. This is true for marriage.....And old cars... And children with bad report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.

Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a sister-in-law after divorce. There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.

Life is important, like people we know who are special.. And so, we keep them close!

Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your friends know you love them? I was thinking...I could die today, tomorrow or next week, and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that needed rekindling or three words needing to be said.

Let every one of your friends know you love them. Even if you think they don't love you back, you would be amazed at what those three little words and a smile can do. And just in case I'm gone tomorrow -

Live today because tomorrow is not promised.


Whimsey Creations said...

So true! And what a fabulous precious chubby cheeked baby picture!

Snugglebug Blessings said...

I just loved this post. It touched my heart and so appreciate you sharing it. 3 yrs ago I lost my dad so I really get it. It was sudden and I never got to say good by. So I hope everyone that reads this takes your advice. God bless. Cathy

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Something to live by everyday. Thanks for sharing this post. Love you too sis.

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Cookie said...

I love you all too!

Thank you for being a part of my life ♥

Carol Roll said...

I Love you as well Cookie!!!!

l.wilks11 said...

This is the first time i have visited your blog and just loved reading your post about love. It was very emotional and it made me cry as i thought about the love in my life that i have lost and never had the chance to tell them. Linda Wilks England.xx