Monday, June 13, 2011

What if there isn't "anymore"?

For Ruth, Shirley, Shirley Sis, Shirley daughter and granddaughters , Anne, and family and friends whom may be hurting now.

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!
I received this from someone who thought I was a 'keeper'! Then I sent it to the people I think of in the same way... Now it's your turn to send this to all those people who are "keepers" in your life, including the person who sent it, if you feel that way. Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your friends know you love them?

Let every one of your friends know you love them. Even if you think they don't love you back. And just in case I'm gone tomorrow:

Live today because tomorrow is not promised.

Oliver G. Russ

1 comment:

  1. Very nice.

    Via social networking and the genealogy hobby I have learned to appreciate many new friends I've never met. I enjoy being part of their lives, sharing our comments on the problems of our country, celebrating the successes of our loved ones and sharing information about how to have more fun with genealogy and helping each other learn to use our computers and the many programs.