Friday, November 9, 2007

I'll love you forever

1927- Nov. 9, 2007
I'm going to miss you forever
My sister sent me this:
What a difference a sad event in someone's life makes:
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the w ay to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more , but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less. These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when the technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete... Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


Melissa said...

Ohhh Melanie...I am so sorry. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts at this difficult time. (((hugs)))

Melissa said...

Okay, now I am ballin'. It really makes you stop and think because it is so very true.

Anonymous said...

I'm very sorry Melanie. I don't know what else to say but you and your family are in our thoughts.


Jacolyn said...

I'm so sorry Mel. I know this will be a difficult time and I'm thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

Melanie and family

I am so sorry about your mom. My heart aches for you guys.
I love that book "I will love you forever" everyone should read it.
Take care you are in my thoughts and prayers.


BusyLizzyMom said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure it must be a very difficult time.
That book is a beautiful book, I read it to Elizabeth everyday while she was in NICU. I am sure it really hits home for you.