Monday, December 6, 2010

If today was your last day. . .

A lot of people make fun of NickelBack. They think that every song sounds the same. . . and maybe they do, but I like them anyway.

Last night I was driving to church and the song, "if today were your last day" came on the radio. I started to imagine what I would do if today were my last day on earth. In the car I decided that I'd get on a plane, fly to Japan, and die with the wind in my hair and the spray of the sea on my face.

Later that night as I was trying to fall asleep, Kyle was on one side of me and Jonathan on the other, both asleep. I realized that if this were my last day, that I would want them to know that I love them. I want my family to know that I love them. I realized that if today were my last day, that I would want to spend it holding Jonathan, feeding him, playing with him, kissing him and feeling bad about leaving him alone for an hour while he sleeps.

I guess this means that I live everyday like it is my last - since that is all that I ever do. It is so easy to look at the mountain of things that you would like to accomplish in a day and lose sight of what is really important.

4 comments:

Derick and Lisa said...

I dont know Caity dying in Japan with the wind and the sea spray would be pretty awesome... thats what I would want to do... but maybe holding Kona... petting her pretty shnout...

Sarah B. said...

So true! We all need a little more perspective in life ;)

Anonymous said...

Regardless of where I spend my last day, this is a poem I want someone to read, or to be printed out for, any sort of memorial service...your comment about the wind and sea spray reminded me of it:

http://www.smith.edu/poetrycenter/poets/postscript.html

See you soon! Thanks for the photo card. Kevin loves looking at baby Jonathan and "Kyle" is one of his new words.

Aunty Des

Maeve said...

That is a lovely poem, Des!

And it will make Kyle's day that his name is one of Kevin's new words!