Monday, March 17, 2008

I love you


A special friend from across the pond (thank you Lynn) sent this to me and I wanted to share with all of you. I think sometimes we need to be reminded of our loved ones. About living in the present. Today. Don't wait until it's to late to say "I love you. You may not have that chance.

One day a man’s wife died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the husband was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't any more. 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, before we can 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 classmate we grew up with. 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!

19 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Thanks for sharing..
This is sooo true...
We do forget sometimes...
Have a Great St. Patty's Day...
Hugs to you my friend..

The Byrd Family said...

Those are my three favorite words! That was just beautiful!

P.S. I love the sink story below....that plumber was outrageous!! Yikes!!!

cougchick said...

thanks for the reminder!!!

Sophie's Mom said...

So true. Thanks for sharing!

kerri said...

I have learnt this the hard way this week, it's so true!!
Thanks for sharing this beautiful reminder.

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sheryl said...

Thanks for sharing this. I had my own little reminder this weekend of just how easily things can change in a moment.

Sheryl

jennifer said...

Very sweet. Thanks for sharing it.

Gail said...

Thank you for this...I know this all too well.

Happy St. Paddy's day to you!

Kathryn said...

How true!! I tell my husband and son several times a day how much I love them!!!!!!!!!

Steffie B. said...

Very true...thank you for the reminder.....sending hugs your way! ;)

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I learnt this from when my dad died in 1978, he was killed in a Coal Mine accident and so we of course didn't have a chance to say 'goodbye' or 'I Love You'... so, I try to say it - or say Goodbye to someone... even if Mike and I have a disagreement I still tell him I love him... take care - oh... love you all too...

girl of 1000 blogs said...

I am fanatical about saying "I love You" to the kids, and I see I should be spreading lots MORE love around!

that girl said...

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Kristy said...

Those were beautiful words, and they too are some of my favorite. I will tell you that I love that God put you and your family in my life along with all of the other very special people in blogland. Everytime I read your blog, you either make me laugh really hard or make me like today think real hard. No matter what the case is you have touched my life and I love you for being you.

Love, Kristy

redmaryjanes said...

That is beautiful and meaningful. I hope that all is well with you and the girls. You are the sparkle in blogland.

Yoli said...

Rony thank you for sharing this, I have been very weepy lately and sentimental. The reason being that I see my parents getting older, we are in the sandwitch generation being in the 40's. Too close to the beginning of the end and you just want to hold on. I have to remind myself that the moment is all we have and wasting time on the unknown future, robs that precious time. Again, thanks for sharing.

Cindy from central NC said...

awesome, Rony....really poignant.

Hey.....Ed says last weekend in Sept for the beach place in the Outer Banks....He's going to get details (cost, etc) this week. Can you pass on to Annie?

Love,
Cin

Jewels of My Heart said...

Words of wisdom....