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(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).
I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains. When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have
the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before
it melted in storage.
I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained,
or the sofa faded. I would have eaten the popcorn in
the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt
when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.
ramble about his youth. I would have shared more of
the responsibility carried by my husband.
I would never have insisted the car windows be
rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
I would have cried and laughed less while
watching television and more while watching life.
I would never have bought anything just because it was practical,
wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy,
I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the
wonderment growing inside me was the only chance
in life to assist God in a miracle.
said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner."
There would have been more "I love you's" More "I'm sorry's."
But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute...
look at it and really see it ... live it and never
give it back.
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather
I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.
When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have
Don't worry about who doesn't like you,
who has more, or who's doing what.
Instead, let's cherish the relationships
we have with those who do love us.
Let's think about what God HAS blessed us with,
and what we are doing each day to promote
ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally.
May you have a blessed day. Bluejay & Diamondavid