Do you ever sit back and think about what you might have
done differently if you had known that a particular moment in time
was going to be the last time…?
For instance, If I had known the
last time…My son reached out his hands and spoke the words,
“Mommy hold you,” would be the last time I heard those words
spoken…would I have cherished those oral words a little longer
and thought of them more like a classic love song rather than just
three little words?
If I had known the last time my son hopped in
my lap and twisted my hair around and around his finger as he fell
asleep would be a moment I would never have again…would I have
held him longer and kept that finger locked in my hair all night?
If I had known the last time I sat on our favorite church pew as a
family would have been my last time…would I have prayed a little
longer and maybe a little harder?
If I had known the last
conversation I held with a dear friend would have been my last
conversation with her as my dear friend…would I have talked a
If I had known the last time I hugged my husband
would have been the last hug we would share as husband and
wife…would I have held him a little tighter? Would I have ever let go?
If I had known that
the last time I sat around my dining room table enjoying a big meal
with my family (3 kids, husband, grand kids) would have been the
last time I would be with them together as a family…would I have captured a better
snapshot in my mind?
If I had known the last time I drove around
our ranch on a spring afternoon, looking at the cattle, driving
across the creek, searching for arrowheads, and enjoying the day
would have been my last time to do this…would I have soaked in
those thumbnail moments just a little longer?
If I had known the last time I watched a lightning storm from my favorite rocky knoll
that overlooked a beautiful grass pasture would have been my
last…would I have lingered a little longer?
If I had known the last time that I slipped my key in the lock, opened the door, and
walked across the threshold of my home would have been the last
time…would I have ever walked out that door again?
If I had known…would it have made a difference? What if this is your
last time…Let’s remember to cherish all our moments as if they
were the last time…
Today I am thankful for the moments.