Tell Them Today...Just In Case!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite

One day a mother died.

 And on that clear, cold morning,
In the warmth of her bedroom,
The daughter was struck with
The pain of learning that sometimes
There isn't any more.

No more hugs,
No more lucky moments to celebrate together,
No more phone calls just to chat,
No more 'just one minute.'

Sometimes, what we care about the most goes away.
Never to return before we can say good-bye,
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 take good care of 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 cherish them!

Some things we keep --
Like a best friend who moved away
Or a classmate we grew up with.
There are just some things that
Make us happy, No matter what..

Life is important,
And so are the people we know .
And so, we keep them close! 
I received this from a dear friend of mine and wanted to pass it on.


 It made me think,how often do we miss the chance to say 'I love you' one more time
because we are rushed, or working, or not thinking about it?
If someone told you you would lose every precious person
in your life tomorrow, you would rush to tell them all the things in your heart.

Tell them today, next time you see them.
Tell them 'I love you' even if it makes you 30 seconds late.
Tell them so they know.
Tell them so you know they know,
just in case...

Vanessa Stalets

Brentwood TN Real Estate

RE/MAX Elite


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Jan Wood
None - Gallatin, TN
Vanessa:  This is very powerful and so true.  When my grandmother died unexpectedly, I hadn't seen her in at least a year.  I really regret not having told her face-to-face how much I loved her and how much she had meant to me.   Thanks!!
Apr 10, 2008 12:53 AM #1
* Rate A Home
Rate A Home - Saugatuck, MI
Vanessa, that's what the ThemThem Group is all about. We never know when that special person in our lives may leave us. Giving them a public pat on the back is so important. Great post.
Apr 10, 2008 12:54 AM #2
Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin


Very good post. My wife and I lost almost all of our parents in the 1990's. My mom is still with us. We lost her Mom in 1991, my dad in 1993 and her dad in 1997. We were faily young to lose them and I was very close to her parents. You just never know how much time you will have with your family.

Apr 10, 2008 03:24 PM #3
Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
Agent Referral - Salt Lake City, UT
Vanessa~ What a beautiful reminder that the heart is more fulfilled by the love we spread than by the regrets we hide from. Enjoy your weekend. 
Apr 11, 2008 02:37 AM #4
Earl Sorrells-Palmdale
Coldwell Banker Hartwig - Palmdale, CA
"The Pearl", Rosamond, Lancaster
Vanessa, what a wonderful blog.  We just never know how much time God has allotted us or our loved ones.  It is too easy to get into the day to day and not even think about anything but what is right at hand.  THen, we get that phone call, and our dear one has passed.  We try to remember the last time we said, "I Love you."  They may know we do, but with words, it means so much more.  Sometimes, it is the little words we say that have the greatest impact.  May we do all we can to show others our love, and GOd's love through us.  May GOd bless you always.  You have such a great witness.  Praise be to our King.
Apr 11, 2008 06:41 AM #5
April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate


Very touching post and oh so true.   I lost my Uncle Bill a week ago - and talking with my Mom she is so sad that she can't say I love you to her brother just one more time!

Apr 13, 2008 06:27 PM #6
Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality
Century 21 In the Mountains - Ellijay, GA
Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
Vanessa:  So, so true...My grandfather passed away years ago.  He had been my favorite person in the whole wide world when I was growing up.  I deeply regretted that I hadn't told him that I loved him on the last day that I saw him.  It took me a while, but I was finally able to forgive myself when I realized that he KNEW that I loved him.  I "told" him that all the time...without using words. 
Apr 15, 2008 12:29 AM #7
Vanessa Stalets
RE/MAX Elite - Brentwood, TN
REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate

Today my Mother died, and I am heart broken.


Oct 09, 2008 05:25 PM #8
Laurie Logan
Keller Williams Realty, Inc., Broker Associate - Madison, WI
South Central WI Real Estate

Oh Vanessa,

I am so sorry to hear about your mother - my condolensces to you and your family.

Your reminder is poignant - I'll tell some people today...

Take care,    Laurie

Oct 10, 2008 12:15 AM #9
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