Tuesday, July 17, 2007

One More Day

Have you heard that country song "One More Day", by Diamond Rio?



I just heard it on the radio today and it got me to thinkin'.



What if I had just one more day? What would I do?



I would want to see my friends one more time. I would like to go out to eat with them and sit around and talk and eat and drink lemon drops and laugh. And I would want to hug them and tell them I love them and I care so much about their lives and their health and their happiness. I think they know. I hope so. I would want to make sure.



I would want to spend time with my whole family. I would want to sit and laugh and talk and listen to my mom tell stories and enjoy all the girls being silly and talking a mile a minute. And tell my sister and my sister-in-law how much I value them and how they are my very best friends. I think they know. I hope so. I would want to make sure.



I would want to spend time with my immediate family. I would want to cook a meal they all like and make an ice cream pie and sit and eat and talk about books and movies and their lives and laugh out loud. I would want to tell my children and my son-in-law how much I love them and how they are the absolute center of my life and, without them, my life would be an empty, hollow and very lonely shell. And I would want to hold my grandson and kiss his soft blonde hair and read him a book and play with a ball with him because I know he loves that. And I would tell him how much I love him and how much he has enriched my life. I think they know. I hope so. I would want to make sure.



I would want to be with my husband in Alaska, because that is his absolute favorite place. We would be on the ship when we saw the whales because he was so excited his eyes were that sparkly blue they get and he was so glad he was there with me. And I would tell him that he is my very best friend and lover and I like being with him more than anyone in the world. I think he knows. I hope so. I would want to make sure.



I don't think one more day is going to be enough to do all that.

So, God willing. I hope I will have more than that.



One more day, one more time;

One more sunset, maybe I'd be satisfied;

But then again, I know what it would do;

Leave me wishing still for one more day with you.

3 comments:

sarah said...

oh, I am so happy to have my computer back and get my daily dose of your blog! love you!!

Lucy's Mom said...

You certainly make me think deep thoughts. This is not a bad thing.

Fancy said...

Sounds like a nice long last day and a very blessed full life.

XOXO
Cici