Sep 112014

This is why I always say I love you…

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 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  KNOW  I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Instead of thinking you’d have so many more,
So I just let 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
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.
Don’t be 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.

When this happen my mind was in a fog and my heart beat fast, and until I started crocheting did I finally started to feel better.  This is what it looked like when I was done!  I put it out every year!




Thank you for stopping by, Marie E. Moody aka XmasDolly

  23 Responses to “Have you forgotten? Never Forget!”


    The Eleventh snuck up on my quickly.

    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


    Amen , Never forget. Keep our country safe & free.
    Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails


    A beautiful poem dedicated to all who we lost. Thank you for sharing.


    I Love your afgan.9/11 was such a shocker and such a tragedy in so many different ways. I relaly liked the poem. Made me a little weepy. Thanks for sharing it.


    I love your poem and the afghan and pillow you made. Such a sad day that I know I will never forget.


    Very nice poem. I’ll never forget.


    May they all rest in peace..

    Never forgotten..


    It was a most horrible day. I doubt it will be forgotten until those of us that lived through it are dead much like Pearl Harbor has fallen away into memory


    I don’t think anyone who was at least 8 years old at the time will ever forget this event. That was a heartfelt poem and I love the blanket you made in memoriam.


    I doubt anyone will ever forget. Sadly it will be taught in our schools for years and years to come. A horrible day in our history.


    Such a terrible day in our history. I think everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing when they heard of this terrible news.


    This is a very touching post indeed. I love your afghan and pillow and think it is a great way to honor those who perished that day. Thanks for sharing.


    A great reminder to hold our loved ones close. I do like the afghan you made and thank you for stopping by to leave a comment on my blog as well. Never forget.


    What an absolutely beautiful poem and tribute to all those effected that tragic day so many years ago! I especially love that blanket you created in tribute-nobody really knew what to do with themselves that day and it looks like your body unconsciously steered you in the right direction. Crocheting and knitting is such a therapeutic process!


    I don’t think people will forget September 11th. I’m not from US myself and I was actually in Finland when everything happened. But it affected us there too. I think the world truly has changed in so many ways after 09/11.


    This day is hard to forget even to those residing outside the US. There are very many citizens who were affected. This has changed lives.


    What a great poem to reflect on such a difficult and painful time for so many.


    It is still hard for people to talk about sometimes, but this is a beautiful poem. Your blanked it full of love and very special as well. Thanks for sharing.


    What a beautiful poem, I have not read this one in a while! Thank you for this heartwarming message. God Bless!


    The whole world have witnessed this tragedy and those who passed away will always be remembered. I salute you for creating this poem.


    I don’t think anyone will ever forget.


    I will never forget it. It was 2 days before my 21st birthday and I was scheduled to have a birthday dinner with a few friends that worked there. I knew them for many years and they were planning to come back home, visit with family and friends (aside from me.) I remember waking up and going to work… merely 5 minutes into work, the 1st building went down and all I could do was stop and stare In fact, all work had stopped. The boss didn’t even get after us for it. It’s really sad that so many died over hate.

Thanks for the lovely comment!