> > This has been kept alive and moving since 9/11. In memory of all those who > > perished this morning; the passengers and the pilots on the United Air and > > AA flights, the workers in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and all > > the innocent bystanders. Our prayers go out to the friends and families of > > the deceased. > > > > _____ > > > > 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 one more. > > If I knew it would be the last time > > I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise, > > I would video tape each action and word, > > so I could play them back day after day. > > 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, > > ! Well I'm sure you'll have so many more, > > so I can let just this one slip away. > > For surely there's always tomorrow > > to make up for an oversight, > > and we always get a second chance > > to make everything just right. > > There will always be another day > > to say "I love you," > > And certainly there's another chance > > to say our "Anything I can do?" > > But just in case I might be wrong, > > and today is all I get, > > I'd like to say how much I love you > > and I hope we never forget. > > Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, > > young or old alike, > > And today may be the last chance > > you get to hold your loved one tight. > > So if you're waiting for tomorrow, > > why not do it today? > > For if tomorrow never comes, > > you'll surely regret the day, > > That you didn't take that extra time > > for a smile, a hug, or a kiss > > and you were too busy to grant someone, > > what turned out to be their one last wish. > > So hold your loved ones close today, and whisper in their ear, > > Tell them how much you love them > > and that you'll always hold them dear > > Take time to say "I'm sorry," > > "Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay." > > And if tomorrow never comes, > > you'll have no regrets about today.