You are all "Keepers"

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by Takesha, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. Takesha

    Takesha New Member

    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.

    But then my Mother died, and on that clear summer's night,


    In the warmth of the hospital room,


    I was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't any 'more.'


    Sometimes, what we care about most gets all used up and goes away...never to return.


    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 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 that moved away --

    or -- a classmate we grew up with.

    There are just some things that make life 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 that are "keepers" in your life...like you!!

    You're a Keeper!


    My best friend who moved back to NewFoundland sent this to me today, I thought I'd share it with all of you.

    Hugs
    Takesha
  2. danny3861

    danny3861 New Member

    Thanks for sharing that with us. Very uplifting.
    God Bless you Takesha

    Danny
  3. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    YOU ARE A KEEPER! wonderful poem, and yes, I will pass it on to those I think are keepers too.

    Thanks for sharing it, now I feel like a Keeper :)

    Shalom, Shirl
  4. bakron

    bakron New Member

    What beautiful words! I know as I have grown older, I have become a better "keeper."

    L, Jeannette
  5. FibroJudy36

    FibroJudy36 New Member

    Thank you for sharing this with us, It is very uplifting..............Blessings to you, Judy