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What if there isn't "anymore"

Saturday, March 05, 2011

One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the
warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that
sometimes there isn't "anymore".
No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more
phone calls just to chat, no more "just one minute."
Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away,
never to return before we can say good-bye, say "I love you."
So while we have it, it's best we love it, care for it, fix it when it's
broken and heal it when it's sick.
This is true for marriage.....And old cars... And children with
problems... and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.
Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a
sister-in-law after divorce. There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.
Life is important, like people we know who are special.. And so, we keep
them close!
I received this from someone who thought I was a 'keeper'! Now I am sending it
to the people I think of in the same way...my Spark friends who I want to share this with. I hope it has meaning to all of you. Today it really spoke to me as I care for my aging step-father (99) and lately he has been a pill and I get so frustrated but this made me stop and think-what if there is no tomorrow and at his age, that is inevitable.
God Bless and have a wonderful Sunday.
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