As I continue to catch up on writing and life, today will offer a two-fer post by the end of the day.
Welcome to Take Two of the April Swap. Each blogger in this round was assigned a question from another blogger that they have been challenged to answer.
My Secret Swap subject is “If You Had One Day to Do Over…what would it be? Why would you change it?” Submitted by Life On the Sunnyside.
One day? There are many days in life that could have led to better decisions or when words could have been said (or unsaid), or chances taken. Tomorrow, my family is attending a Chili Cookoff fundraiser to raise money for security officers killed in the line of duty. I was invited as a judge and have become a representative for families who have lost their family members. It is a way for me to help other families, who should not have experienced such a loss. I do this in honor of my father.
I give this background so it is easily understood. I would choose the last day (or any other day) that I could spend with my father just one last time. Right before he left, I heard him fiddling with his car, as he always did. I was sure I forgot to hug and kiss him and tell him I love him. My husband reassured me I already had and there would always be next time.
When my dad called after getting home, I told him I was happy he called and I was worried that I forgot to tell him I love him…”because you never know when it will be the last time.” I told him, but I never hugged and kissed him. This is what what I would change. Since then, I make sure to hug and kiss people I love and tell them I love them…just in case. I preach it to everyone I know to ad nauseum. Because, I missed that chance. Daddy knows I love him. I told him. Yet, for myself, that last hug would have made the difference. That is what I would change.