Grover, Grover, Grover...my answer to your question

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I haven't forgotten you or your question, Grover. I've been turning it over in my mind and in my heart. Here's the only way I know how to say it.
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Regrets, I...
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Let fear push me around, instead of mastering over it...

Pulled away from love's embrace too soon...

Let go when I should have held on, and held on when I should have walked away. Never could get the timing right...

Stayed quiet when I should have spoken up, and spoke too soon when I should have remained silent. All these things cost dreams or someone special...

Didn't savor the time and company when it was good. But, I'm savoring the memories now--and making new ones, as we should...

Saved when I should have spent and spent when I should have saved (money, time, effort--you name it)....
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Didn't have more compassion toward another...
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Didn't splash in the puddles with my son the last time it rained, or the time before that, or all the times before then...

Didn't look into my husband's eyes today, I mean really look into his eyes and see into his heart...

Put off snuggles [that's just plain sad]...
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Didn't say it way-back-when, but I'm trying to be better at it now:


I love you...

I'm sorry...

I forgive you...

Please forgive me...

Thank you...
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Before time slips away:

Let kisses linger

Never withhold kindness

Don't leave heirlooms that can be broken or lost, instead make memories with loved ones they'll one day cherish

Live every moment with vigor and a passion

Know why you're here [not on this blog, you silly folk--why you're here in this life!]

Rest in the fact that God's plans never fall apart

Live in such a way so there won't be any regrets

Laugh...a lot...
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Hey, Grover--thanks for asking.
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Alrighty folks. I'm calling it a day. Now turn off your computer. Go love and breathe life into your family.

And if we're blessed, we'll see one another here again tomorrow.

And if you're doubly-blessed you'll have something better to do with the people you love & who love you [rather than sit here & read this blog].

Have a great day.

Now, go love those around you. Go. Go, go, go.

Before the day slips away...and then you'll regret it.
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5 comments:

brendalottakamaggiebrendan said...

Beautifully written. I certainly can relate. Thanks for the reminder!

Thea Nelson said...

Loved this. Saw the link at Sarah Markley's blog. This really resonated with me!

Tina Dee Books said...

Thank you for stopping by, Thea. I appreciate your visit (and your fellowship in these things).

Sarah Markley said...

Beautiful, Tina Dee. Thank you for sharing the link this morning. =)

Tina Dee Books said...

Thanks, Sarah. Loved your post.