Thursday, January 04, 2007

I just had to share

this with you all...How a few words could wrap up what I wish I said to almost every perrson I have ever met...yes even the ickie ones. So my friend "nomas" had this on her blog...And I will beg forgiveness for just posting it wiothout her consent...I'm sure her heart is THIS BIG!!!We are about the same age and we both grieve for the same things as well as surrender to others...I have not linked her as I always have to ask Ang to do it for me...I'm a bad blogger girl...

Anyway here it is..

, December 31, 2006
I Wish You Enough!

Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure.
Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, "I love you and I wish you enough."
The daughter replied, "Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom."
They kissed and the daughter left.
The mother walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, "Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?"
Yes, I have," I replied. "Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?"
"I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is - the next trip back will be for my funeral," she said.
"When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough.' May I ask what that means?"
She began to smile. "That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone."
She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she smiled even more. "When we said, 'I wish you enough,' we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them."
Then turning toward me, she shared the following as if she were reciting it from memory: I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting. I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger. I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess. I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.
She then began to cry and walked away.
They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them but then an entire life to forget them.
To all my friends and loved ones, I WISH YOU ENOUGH


Anonymous said...

Okay, make me well up with tears at the kitchen table, why don't you? Oh my goodness, is that ever a tear-jerker. Thank you for sharing it, even if I do have to go find a kleenex now......

Sending many hugs your way and wishes and prayers for the plumbing fairy to visit your abode and make everything right again....

Anonymous said...

I have had a chaotic morning. I have wanted to sit..I come home and finally am able to plop down to read this and begin bawling.

Hubby stayed home sick, diarrhea (sp) headache. Son stayed home because of beating himself up in the middle of the night, his whole left forearm is bruised badley. I got a call that oldest injured her ankle at school come get her, took her to the dr.'s and xray'd no break just strain/sprain.

Took gram to see gramps. Took gram grocery shopping.

Got myself a migraine. I'm sitting down to eat a bologna sandwich (yes you read that right) and a coke and read blogs to chillout for a bit.

Anonymous said...

H: How sweet! Of course I am flattered that anything I post is significant to others. And I know your heart is BIG ENOUGH, too!

Anonymous said...

That is beautiful. Very touching. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I loved that one, too... Thank you NoMas ! And you, John and Temera for sharing it again ! I wish you enough...