Back Home Poem

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center

My Mom sent this to me recently, and I thought I would share it with you all.  So true!

If I had the power to turn back the clock,

Go back to that house at the end of the block
The house that was HOME WHEN I was a kid
I know that I'd love it more now than I did.
If I could be back there at my mother's knee
And hear once again all the things she told me
I'd listen as I never listened before
For she knew so well just what life had in store.
And all the advice that Dad used to give
His voice I'll remember as long as I live
But it didn't seem really important then
What I'd give to live it all over again.
And what I would give for the chance I once had
To do so much more for my mother and dad
To give them more joy and a little less pain
A little more sunshine, a little less rain.
But the years roll on and we cannot go back
Whether we were born in a mansion or shack
But we can start right now---in the hour that's here
To do something more for the ones we hold dear.
And since time in its flight is traveling so fast
Let's not spend it regretting that which is past
But let's make tomorrow a happier day
By ding our "good unto others" today.
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

We can't change the past. It is merely a memory that we cherish. The future can't come soon enough unless we can live and enjoy the present.

Jan 08, 2017 09:08 AM #1
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Very good advice we can all live by. You never know what is going to happen or when so be kind to all those around you just in case.

Jan 08, 2017 09:58 AM #2
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks Kristin.  This is a beautiful poem and I'm going to save it for later use.

Jan 08, 2017 04:22 PM #3
Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner - Anderson, SC
Selling the Upstate since 1989

Kristin - love the poem.. did your mom write that? wow... great advice!

Jan 08, 2017 05:54 PM #4
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Kristin, this is a beautiful poem and really made me think as I read it. Thank you for sharing.

Jan 09, 2017 06:51 AM #5
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Thank you every one...I liked the poem too! 

Jan 09, 2017 07:49 AM #6
Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES
Long Realty West Valley - Anthem, AZ
Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate

I like this Kristin.  Thank you for posting.  Best wishes to you.

Jan 09, 2017 08:03 AM #7
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Same to you Jerry!

Jan 09, 2017 08:10 AM #8
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

That has such common sense advice in it. That is what moms do. I like it.

Jan 11, 2017 06:11 AM #9
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

That is beautiful. I often think how much I would love to go back for a day or two and revisit my youth, my life as I knew it, my loved ones no longer here. What an amazing trip that would be!

Jan 11, 2017 06:24 AM #10
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Thank you.  I really enjoyed that poem.  I tell my grown kids to enjoy every moment they have with their children now.  These times go by in a flash.

Jan 11, 2017 08:55 PM #11
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for sharing this poem filled with wisdom Kristin, the past is sometimes nice to visit, but only for a short time!

Jan 26, 2017 10:43 PM #12
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Call Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® (414) 254-6647 near Waukesha, WI.

Feb 22, 2017 08:54 AM #13
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