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Understand The Importance Of Saying It In Time..

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    >> SOMETIMES...SMALL THINGS GO A LONG WAY ..


    Understand the importance of saying it in time....For time n tide waits for no one..



    FOR ALL THE SONS & DAUGHTERS, YOUNG & OLD.....

    IT STARTS ..


    After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another
    woman out to dinner and a movie. She said I love you but I know
    this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with
    you.

    The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER,
    who has been a widow for 19
    years, but the demands of my work and
    my three children had made it possible to visit her only
    occasionally.

    That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a
    movie.

    "What's wrong, are you well," she asked? My mother is the type of
    woman who suspects that a late night call or a surprise invitation
    is a sign of bad news.

    "I thought that it would be pleasant to be with you," I
    responded. "Just the two of us."

    She thought about it for a moment, and then said, "I would like
    that very much."

    That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a
    bit nervous. When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she too

    seemed to be nervous about our date. She waited in the door with
    her coat on. She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that
    she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary.

    She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel's.
    "I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and
    they were impressed, "she said, as she got into the car. "They
    can't wait to hear about our meeting". We went to a restaurant
    that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took
    my arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat down, I had to
    >>read the menu. Large print. Half way through the entries, I lifted
    my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me. A nostalgic smile
    was on her
    lips.

    "It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small,"
    she said.

    "Then it's time that you relax and let me return the favor," I
    responded.

    During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation - nothing
    extraordinary, but catching up on recent events of each other's
    life. We talked so much that we missed the movie.

    As we arrived at her house later, she said, "I'll go out with you
    again, but only if you let me invite you." I agreed.

    "How was your dinner date?" asked my wife when I got home. "Very
    nice. Much more so than I could have imagined," I answered.

    A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack.
    It
    happened so suddenly that I did to do anything for her.
    Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a
    restaurant receipt from the same place mother and I had dined.

    An attached note said: "I paid this bill in advance. I wasn't
    sure that I could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two plates
    one for you and the other for your wife. You will never know what
    that night meant for me. I love you, son."

    At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: "I
    LOVE YOU!" and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve.
    Nothing in life is more important than your family. Give them the
    time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till
    some other time."



    Pass this along to everyone with an aging parent, to a child, to
    an adult, to anyone with a parent. Here's hoping today is better
    than yesterday and tomorrow...
     
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