Sunday, March 25, 2007

Love While You Can

One day someone special will be gone.

And on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of your bedroom,
you might be struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there
isn't any more.

No more hugs,
no more lucky moments to celebrate together,
no more phone calls just to chat,
No more "just one minute."

Sometimes, what we care about the most goes away.
Never to return before we can say good-bye, to say "I Love you."

So while we have it, it's best we love it.
And care for it and fix it when it's broken,
and take good care of it when it's sick.

This is true for marriage .... and friendships .
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 cherish them!

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, and so are the people we know
And so, we keep them close!

19 comments:

marallyn ben moshe said...

lovely...lovely...hope you are having a wonderful day

Kim said...

Thanks, I needed that. I think you are one of those friends worth keeping!

Kitty said...

So beautiful, I am going to get off the computer and go hug my babies!!! :-)

Pat said...

Soo true!!

We often wish we had "one more time" to see or talk to someone!!

Happymama said...

Amen.

~Kristi

Maggie Ann said...

Words of golden wisdom! How we need to heed them.~~~I spent part of my afternoon making cards with those Rhonna Farrer stamps =)!!

Lyndy said...

What a great post and a great reminder.

Praying you have a blessed week.

luvvom said...

It would be nice if I could remember this every day!

Candy said...

Great post!
BIG HUGs to you!
Love Candy

jennifer said...

Excellent! I really needed to read this, thanks for posting!
As always from Sunny New Mexico

HsKubes said...

Thank you for sharing that.
I appreciated reading it.

Thank you, also, for stoping by my blog.

Enjoy your week!

~ Christina
HsKubes' Haven at Home
Previously http://hskubes.lifewithchrist.org

Jackie said...

I miss you...

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Pam, such a great reminder that nothing lasts and we should appreciate and care for people we love while we can. Thanks for such a great reminder. connie

Mishel said...

Pam, this was *exactly* what I needed to read today. Very timely. Beautiful! ((hugs))

andersons2uk said...

Thanks so much for all of the comments on our blog & for your prayers for us. We're at 60% right now!!! Praise the Lord! Have a great week.

Sis. Julie said...

This is a great post!! I'm one for telling everyone I am close to that I love them before parting with them at any given time. I want that person to know what they mean to me in case I should not get to see them again. I didn't grow up in a family that practiced this. I even questioned if my parents and brother and sister even loved me for a long time cause they just never said it. My parents still can't bring themselves to say it. I do every time I talk to them though. So they at least know that I love them. Oh I know....they love me too...but I sure would love to hear it from them though. I love you Sis!!

Janie said...

Thanks for the reminder! Hope you are doing well!

Missy said...

Yep, there isn't a morning still that I don't say, "I wish I had just one more chance to say I love you".

Sandy T. said...

Isn't that the honest to God truth... Taking things or people for granted is not worth the pain or heartache later after they are gone. Thank you reminding me. Come by my blog to see. Have a wonderful and blessed day!