Monday, May 07, 2007

Had To Share

I got this & just had to share it with you!

When you were 15, your mom came home fromwork,looking for a hug. You thanked her byhaving yourbedroom door locked.When you were 16, she taught you how todrivehercar. You thanked her by taking it everychance youcould.When you were 17, she was expecting animportant call. You thanked her by beingon thephone all night.When you were 18, she cried at your highschoolgraduation. You thanked her by stayingoutpartying until dawn.When you were 19, she paid for yourcollegetuition, drove you to campus carried yourbags.You thanked her by saying good-byeoutside thedorm so you wouldn't be embarrassed infront ofyour friends.When you were 25, she helped to pay foryourwedding, and she cried and told you howdeeplyshe loved you. You thanked her bymoving halfwayacross the country.When you were 50, she fell ill andneeded you totake care of her. You thanked her byreading aboutthe burden parents become to theirchildren.And then, one day, she quietly died. Andeverything you never did came crashingdown likethunder on YOUR HEART.


Charla said...

Oh my gosh, Courtney, if that doesn't rip at a person's heart then nothing will!! WOW!!!! What an eye opener!!!

I think we all need to be a little bit more careful about how we treat the people we love!! This is just a remnider that they won't be here forever! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!!

Love ya girl!!