Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sometimes "tomorrow" never comes

In memory of my dear sweet babies.

~Jennifer Christine Davis (Jenny)
September 24, 1974 - August 31, 1992

~Jacob Christopher Giffin (Jake)
July 4th, 1981 - October 10, 1999
I love you both more than you'll ever know.

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 just let 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.


Narelle Nettelbeck said...

Thanks for sharing from your heart. I can't imagine what it would be like to loose one of my babies.

Love and Hugs

Out Back said...

Hi Tatersmama,

Welcome to the blog world, yours looks great. I haven't had a chance to read it all yet as I have just returned today from my trip to Perth, but I will return tomorrow.

I hope I never have to experience the pain that you and now my dear friend have had to endure, it is heartbreaking and I felt so helpless. The parents kept telling me there is no pain like it, and I couldn't take it away.

Your children look beautiful and I love the verse you have included, it is so, so true.

Sending lots of hugs and best wishes to you.



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