One day someone's 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 and
people who make make us happy
no matter what.

Life is important,
and so are the people we know.
And so, we keep them close to
our hearts even when they are
far away!

I received this from someone today
who thought I was a 'KEEPER'!

Now I've sent it to the people
I think of in the same way!

Now it's your turn to send this to all those people
who Are "keepers" in your life!

Thank you very much
For being a special part of MY Life!

You are a Keeper!

"Life moves pretty fast.
If you don't stop and look around once in awhile,
you could miss it."

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet
is fighting some kind of battle"

And may the Lord keep you in the palm of His hand.

Contributed by Jerry Brown

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