The following was written by a widow of the 9-11 Islamic sneak attack on the US, I thought this fitting to share today.9-11 will never just be “another” September day.
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 see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss and call you back for just one more.
If I knew it would be the last time I’d hear your voice lift up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word, so I could play them back day after
If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute to stop
and say “I love you,”
Instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.
If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day,
When I was sure you’d have so many, I wouldn’t have just let this one slip
Dear friends we can’t see into the future, we can’t know what will happen within the next few minutes, nor before the sun sets. Let us live each day as though it might be our last. It might be. Tell someone you love them–they need to hear it and you might need the practice.