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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 get to 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 to 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 or two
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming that you know I do.


If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
instead of thinking, "Oh, well,
I'm sure we'll have so many more,
so I can 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 all right.
There will always be another day
to say " I love you,"
and certainly there's always another chance.


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 hope we never forget.


Tomorrow is never 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 kiss,
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their last wish.


So, hold your loved ones close today,
whisper in their ear.
Tell them how much you love them,
and that you'll always hold them dear.


Take the time to say " I'm sorry,"
"please forgive me," "thank you," or "it's ok."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.


~Author Unknown~


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