Wednesday, March 12, 2014
I should've done it more
Just the other day, we were at Coldwater Creek. She and I had gone there one time while on a shopping trip and a lot of the clothes remind me of her. I went to the sale rack and I found this sweater
It's very simple and perfect for under one of her brightly colored solid cardigans or jackets with a necklace. I turned to the Mr and said "doesn't this look like her? She would like this, don't you think?" As I was contemplating buying it, I felt all joy drain from me and I hung it back up. "Except she doesn't know what she likes anymore. She doesn't know what she thinks is pretty because she doesn't know what pretty means. I have to get out of here" and we quickly left before I became a heap.
I went to her closet as the Mr turned off the cars and I looked through her clothes. I could picture her in different outfits hanging up but she'd never know how to put them together on her own again. We locked the place up and went on our walk. As we were rounding back toward the house, the Mr said he was glad for the day I took her out for lunch and shopping. He knew she had fun and I did too.
"I should've done it more," I said. "I used to get so frustrated when she'd call 5x a day about stuff that was trivial and I didn't have time for in that moment. Then one day the phone stops ringing and you'd give anything for one of those questions."
"It's easy to think we have all the time in the world with them until one day...you don't. You didn't know and we all do it." he replied.
It's true. We all do it, thinking we have all the time in the world with people. Our lives are all so busy that we forget what really matters sometimes. Give your time. It's so little in the scheme of things and one day, you'll wish you had.
If you could spend one day with someone who is no longer with you, who would it be and what would you do?
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