So today I heard a thing about what if you had only one day left to live. I am not one to normally think about this type stuff. After listening to the responses it really got me thinking.
If I had only 24 hours left, I would want it to be with my family. All of my family! We can call it the Walton syndrome. I would want us somewhere fun and happy. What better place than Disney. While we are dreaming of our last 24 hours there would be no lines. In reality this isn’t who I am.
Here is what I would really want yes to be with all my family. I would want them to each know what I thought of them. What special place they held in my heart.
For Blake it would be how he is so creative and doesn’t give up if he doesn’t draw what he wants just perfectly. That he is lovable and really funny. That he can be whatever he wants to be. That he is so super smart. He is one third of my heart. That the love I have for him is in measurable.
For Nate my snuggle buddy It would how much love and affection he shows. I dont ever want him to loose that compassion. It is a fantastic trait. How imaginative he is will take him far in being the next famous inventor. He wants to invent a real time machine. Who knew how handy Meet the Robinsons could be. That he has another third of my heart.
Then there is my husband my best friend. The love that I have for him just cant be put into words and how proud I am of him for what he has done for this family. I love the snuggles and giggle time we had late at night. Where we would laugh until we cried. Where we spent day dreaming about our future and what we loved most about each other. Where we consoled each other in our darkest hours. Where we are each other’s safe haven.
I would also expect my family to help with a charitable organization that day. Most likely an autism oragnization. Since that is so near and dear to our hearts. I would want my kids to have fun as well. Something they would like to do. It would be a a family day spent just being happy and together. Like we generally are.
24 hours isn’t a huge amount of time. How would you pack 24 hours of love in? Makes me thankful for each day that I do have with my children and husband. It makes me thankful for the chats with my mom and grandma. I do know that my kids have made these days with Paul gone a bit more bearable. I really don’t want to think of only having 24 hours left. I do have to say some of the responses really struck me as odd. One person said they would sleep, another just spend time with his dog, another would just pack the house. Really pack your house when you only have 24 hours left? I hope they were kidding.
I saw a book on the shelf today I want to read Jim Moret The last Day Of My Life. I was skimming it and it really looked good.
So what would you do if you only had 24 hours left?