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Let Love teach you what You are.

A FRIEND SEND THIS TO ME AND IT JUST HIT HOME.
LOVE AND HUGS JANE


I grew up with practical grandparents and parents who had been frightened by the Great Depression.

A mother, God love her, who washed aluminum foil after she cooked in it, then reused it. She was the original recycle queen, before they had a Name for it...

A father who was happier getting old shoes fixed than buying new ones.

Their marriage was good, their dreams focused. Their best friends lived barely a wavy away. It was the time for fixing things, a curtain rod, the kitchen radio, screen door, the oven door, the hem in a dress. Things we keep.

It was a way of life, and sometimes it made me crazy.. All that repairing, eating, reusing, 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 and cats with bad hips.... And aging parents.... And grandparents....And friends ....

We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it. Some things we keep.

There are just some things that make life important, like people we know who are special.....


And so, keep them close!

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Comment by masil on May 8, 2009 at 8:03pm
Hello Jane :) Certainly makes me think. My more recent shake-up into the way relationships change big-time has been recently when my semi.Adult children left home. One day they are here and the next they're exploring greener pastures! And when people say to me "he still brings his laundry home !!!" in an aghast manner, I say, Yes.... Ïsn't it great I still get to see him" :) I know it will stop soon enough. masil.pauline.
Comment by Ruby on May 8, 2009 at 6:52pm
Thank you Jane... this is beautiful. Love, Ruby

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