If I Knew
From time to time posters send me copies of messages they have received from others and most of them bring a smile to my face or cause me to think about the subject matter. Occasionally, however, one is received that I feel others will enjoy, so I post it. It may have nothing to do with UNC but there is no apology for this. Even though it has been over 6 months since all our lives were changed forever, I find that my approach to many things has changed. I hope you enjoy this one which deals with the importance of doing and saying some things before it is too late.
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 was the last time I would see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and a 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'd 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 you day, Well I'm sure you'll have so many more, so I can let just this one slip away. For surely there is always tomorrow to make up for an oversight, And we always get a second chance to say, "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 and old alike,
And today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight.
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 kiss.
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 will 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.