IF ONLY 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 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 or two
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 right.


There will always be another day to say our "I love 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 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 could be their one last wish.


So hold your loved ones close today, 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.


Nothing is worse than the wonder, IF ONLY I HAD KNOWN!


(original author, unknown)

Meanings

(author unknown)

Standing for what you believe in,
Regardless of the odds against you,
and the pressure that tears at your resistance,
... means courage. 

Keeping a smile on your face,
When inside you feel like dying,
For the sake of supporting others,
... means strength. 

Stopping at nothing,
And doing what's in your heart,
You know is right,
... means determination. 

Doing more than is expected,
To make another's life a little more bearable,
Without uttering a single complaint,
... means compassion. 

Helping a friend in need,
No matter the time or effort,
To the best of your ability,
... means loyalty. 

Giving more than you have,
And expecting nothing,
But nothing in return,
... means selflessness. 

Holding your head high,
And being the best you know you can be
When life seems to fall apart at your feet,
Facing each difficulty with the confidence 

That time will bring you better tomorrows,
And never giving up,
... means confidence.




 

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