31 May, 2011

If I knew...

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 sould to keep. 

If I knew it would be the last time that I'd 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 that I'd hear your voice lift up in praise,
I would video tape each word, so I could play them back day after day. 

If I knew it would be the last time I could spare a minute or two,
To stop and say "I love you," instead of assuming your 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 just let this one slip away. 

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

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

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 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, a kiss,
and you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish. 

So hold your loved one 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. 

- Author unknown -
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