From the Heart...



~ To a Keeper ~
 
I thank my God for every remembrance of you...
-Philippians 1:3 (KJV)


 
Two Cherry Pinks
(Photo by Ashleigh Austin)
 
 
It was a way of life, and sometimes it made me crazy.
All that re-fixing, reheating, renewing, I wanted just once to be wasteful.
Waste meant affluence.  Throwing things away meant
you knew there'd always be more.
 
 
One day someone special will be gone. And on that clear, cold morning in
the warmth of your bedroom, you will be struck with the pain of learning
that sometimes there isn't any more.  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 goodbye, say "I love you."
 
 
So, while we have it, it's best we love it, and care for it, and fix it when
it's broken, and heal it when it's sick.
 
 
This is true for marriage and friendships --- 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 that moved away, or a classmate
we grew up with.  There are just some things that make us happy --- 
no matter what.
 
 
Life is important, like people we know who are special to us.
So, we keep them close.
 
 
 
Cherry Blossoms
(Photo by Ashleigh Austin)
 
 
 
I received this writing from someone who thought I was a "KEEPER."
Share this with those who are very special to you.
 




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