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If I Knew....



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'd see you walk out of the door,
I would hug you and kiss you
and call you back for one more.



If I knew it would be the last time
I heard your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word
so I could play it back for days.
If I knew it would be the last time
to spare an extra minute or two,
I'd stop and say "I love you",
instead of assuming that you know I do.



If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day
Well, I'm sure you'll have many more
So, I'll let this one slip away
for surely there is tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we'll always get a second chance
to make everything all right.



There will be another chance
to say our "I love you's",
and certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do's".
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 hope we never forget.
Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
and today might be your last chance
to hold your loved ones tight.



So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it all today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you will surely regret the day
that you didn't take the extra time
for a smile or hug or kiss.
And you're surely too busy
to grant someone
what turned out to be their 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 the time to say "I'm sorry,
please forgive me,
Thank you, or It's ok",
and if tomorrow never comes,
you'll never have regrets about today.