If I Knew

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    If I knew it would be the last time
    That I'd see you fall asleep,
    I would tuck you in more tightly
    And pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

    If I knew it would be the last time
    That I see you walk out the door,
    I would give you a hug and kiss
    And call you back for one more.

    If I knew it would be the last time
    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.

    If I knew it would be the last time,
    I could spare an extra minute
    To stop and say "I love you,"
    Instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

    If I knew it would be the last time
    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.

    For surely there's always tomorrow
    To make up for an oversight,
    And we always get a second chance
    To make everything just right.

    There will always be another day
    To say "I love you,"
    And certainly there's another chance
    To say our "Anything I can do?"

    But just in case I might be wrong,
    And today is all I get,
    I'd like to say how much I love you
    And I hope we never forget.

    Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
    Young or old alike,
    And today may be the last chance
    You get to hold your loved one tight.

    So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
    Why not do it today?
    For if tomorrow never comes,
    You'll surely regret the day,

    That you didn't take that extra time
    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.

    So hold your loved ones close today,
    And whisper in their ear,
    Tell them how much you love them
    And that you'll always hold them dear

    Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
    "Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
    And if tomorrow never comes,
    You'll have no regrets about today.


    :feel_good:


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  2. bigmike

    bigmike New Member

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    That is a beautiful post brother, I think to many of us live our whole lives with the idea tommorow will always be there then think " If I only knew." God Bless you for all your posts brother you always bring a deep though, a joke, or just something to teach a life lesson, but regardless of what it is you bring something to the table to make us examin ourselves and I think sometimes that is what family is all about.
     

  3. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    Brother Ace,what a beautiful post it almost made me cry. When it comes to my kids they are my world and you can bet I let them know at every opportunity.My oldest daughter is a teenager now and she is constantly telling me she's almost as tall as I am,I have to let her know that I don't need to be reminded. Oh God Help me when the day comes that she and her sister leave the nest That my family is not a day I look forward too,now ya did it I'm all teary eyed but thanks for the great great post!pk powell
     
  4. Dragger

    Dragger New Member

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    Thank you Brother, I needed that..........
     
  5. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    Ace,
    I only wish my "radar" wasn't on the fritz and had taken this post to heart and called my brother last night, who passed away this morning.
    Thanks for reminding us all..............it's never too late.
    Cheryl
     
  6. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Great post brother:big_smile:
     
  7. shortshank

    shortshank New Member

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    Ace, if there is a market for truth, you just cornered it! How easy it is to...do it tomorrow, later, he/she knows, I was wrong, I'm sorry, That says it all! Thank You,
    Don
     
  8. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    Very nice .
    Thankyou
     
  9. Ardiva

    Ardiva New Member

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    That is a very beautiful, Ace...thank you so much for posting it.
     
  10. DELLIS

    DELLIS New Member

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    thanks ace we all need a reminder sometimes that life is way too short
     
  11. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    Very beautiful, Ace. Thanks for that! We all need reminding, once in a while.