Your a keeper

By thabrat30 Latest Reply 2010-09-09 23:43:31 -0500
Started 2010-09-08 11:29:12 -0500

After copying and pasting this into messages for some of the people on my friends list, I thought, "why aren't you just making it a discussion and letting everyone know that they are keepers?" So here it is!

What if there isn't "anymore"?

One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't "anymore".

No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more "just one minute."

Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, say "I love you."

So while we have it, it's best we love it, care for it, fix it when it's broken and heal it when it's sick.

This is true for marriage…And old cars… And children with bad report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.

Some things we keep — like a best friend who moved away or a sister-in-law after divorce. There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.

Life is important, like people we know who are special.. And so, we keep them close!

I received this from someone who thought I was a 'keeper'! Then I sent it to the people I think of in the same way… Now it's your turn to send this to all those people who are "keepers" in your life, including the person who sent it, if you feel that way. Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your friends know you love them?

Let every one of your friends know you love them. Even if you think they don't love you back. And just in case I'm gone tomorrow:

I LOVE You!!!

Live today because tomorrow is not promised.

“God never promises to remove us from our struggles.

He does promise, however,

to change the way we look at them.”

6 replies

jayabee52 2010-09-09 23:43:31 -0500 Report

I let my sons know this every time I talk to them on the phone, that when I tell them "I love you and am proud of you."

Thank you for sharing that Valerie! You are a keeper also!

thabrat30 2010-09-09 15:10:00 -0500 Report

I am glad that you all enjoyed it. When I read it I teared up a little. I sent it to my boyfriend and last night during dinner he looked at me and told me that I was a keeper. I don't know which one is better, getting it via email or actually having someone say it to you?

judylynn4168 2010-09-08 11:55:21 -0500 Report


Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-09-09 16:39:55 -0500 Report

Happy day Judy,
I'm like you I don't get off the phone w/anyone friends family w/o saying I love u before hanging up. Also face to face there are so many that don't get that. Keep doing what you doing God is smiling right this min. Be blessed God says & know that He is God.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.
Mama Dee