It seems 'LIFE'
is on my mind...simple, sweet, scary and sad,
How many of you have heard the 'story'
about the elderly woman who lost her husband?
It was valentine's day, and oh how she missed him..
it was her first without him.
The day wore on and her heart was heavy, with missing him,
with grief and just wanting to have him near her again...
she heard a knock on the door..
who could it be?
and as she opened the door
there stood the florist with
a dozen long stem, red roses.
It must be a trick she thought, a cruel trick,
for this is what her beloved husband had sent her, each year
always, throughout there life together on
so she called the florist, this is a cruel mistake she said, he is gone.
the florist assured her, "it was not, before he got so ill, he made plans,
that for the next years ahead
a dozen roses would be sent to her,
on each Valentines Day, after he was gone!
the elderly lady fell silent, could it be?
she got off the phone and slowly opened the card...
and there were the words..the words he always wrote
and yet one word was different,
always he wrote, "I love you always"
this time the card said, "I love you eternally"
She held the rose's close and the card,
tear's came, as she heard from her beloved
On Valentine's Day!
Stories like this, I have always loved..always.
there are young father's and mother's who leave behind
video's of themselves and notes and cards...
so there children know, how much they were loved.
My mother also always loved this. I always assumed the gift behind knowing
you had a illness, was the gift to do these kind of things, or to say
what needs to be said, leaving nothing unsaid behind.
A tragic accident doesn't allow one to be able
to do these things...
Yet, my mother, couldn't do this..bless her heart! and yet,
I would of loved to have had something, just a little note...My mom
couldn't say goodbye...
I realize for my mom, to do this, was to confront the 'possibility' she wouldn't
get her miracle, and she just couldn't do it, being in
denial was safer for her...
The other day it occurred to me..why do we need a illness to make us aware?
I can do this now! I am a Mom, a Grandma, a Wife, a Sibling, a friend.
I can leave behind my messages...just in case.
My messages of love...and I can always, always Add to them if I want to.
I can do today, what I think is a beautiful gift to leave behind for those
I love. I don't have to wait for a illness..
or worse have a tragedy were I don't get the opportunity
I can just "Do it Anyway"
and since doing it "Anyway" has always been me...
this seemed to fit and make me smile...
Life is about 'Doing it Anyway" there doesn't have to be a time or
place that is correct... it doesn't have to be reciprocated...
we can always do what our heart believes shows love
we can always do whatever we want that is
DO IT ANYWAY!
Have a blessed and happy, loved filled Valentine's day!