~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 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
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 just right.

There will always be
another day to say
"I love you,"
And certainly there's another
chance to say our
"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 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 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'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.

 

Contributed by
Candis Christiansen


Arranged with love by
Lulu Robertson
Web Page Designer

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"I Love You For Sentimental Reasons"

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