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Mar 5, 2006 | 20:29 1 I received a few e-mails lately that I found kind of interesting.Thought some of you here may enjoy them.
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I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
> "Oh excuse me please" was my reply.
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> He said, "Please excuse me too;
> I wasn't watching for you."
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> We were very polite, this stranger and I.
> We went on our way and we said goodbye.
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> But at home a different story is told,
> How we treat our loved ones, young and old.
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> Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
> My son stood beside me very still.
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> When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
> "Move out of the way," I said with a frown.
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> He walked away, his little heart broken.
> I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.
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> While I lay awake in bed,
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> "While dealing with a stranger,
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> but the family you love, you seem to abuse.
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> Go and look on the kitchen floor,
> You'll find some flowers there by the door.
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> Those are the flowers he brought for you.
> He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.
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> He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
> you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes."
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> By this time, I felt very small,
> And now my tears began to fall.
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> I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
> "Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.
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> "Are these the flowers you picked for me?"
> He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.
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> I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
> I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."
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> I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
> I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."
> He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay.
> I love you anyway."
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> I said, "Son, I love you too,
> and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."
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> FAMILY
> Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company
> that we are working for could easily replace us in
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> But the family we left behind will feel the loss
> for the rest of their lives.
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> And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more
> into work than into our own family,
> an unwise investment indeed,
> don't you think?
> So what is behind the story?
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> Do you know what the word FAMILY means?
> FAMILY = (F)ATHER (A)ND (M)OTHER (I) (L)OVE (Y)OU
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max
Mar 7, 2006 | 21:51 2 very true and real post. Makes you stop and think Reply With Quote
joedales's Avatar Dec 30, 2006 | 11:49 3 We lost a good friend this year very suddenly and with out a chance to say good bye....you are right on with this message.

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Nov 20, 2014 | 04:20 4 Really true message and the meaning of FAMILY you have shared it is awesome. :-)



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