In light of all that has gone on this week, plus things on a personal level, the words in this poem express much of what I have been thinking the past few days. Hug, love, forgive, laugh and live fully in each day with those you love.
If I Knew
That I’d see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.
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.
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say “I love you,”
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.
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.
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.
to say “I love you,”
And certainly there’s another chance
to say our “Anything I can do?”
and today is all I get,
I’d like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you’ll surely regret the day,
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.
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you’ll always hold them dear
“Please forgive me,” “Thank you,” or “It’s okay.”
And if tomorrow never comes,
you’ll have no regrets about today..