I said goodbye and that I would talk to her again and she said, "Wait! I just have one more thing to say. I love you!"
What a sweet way to end! The echo of those words lasted a long time in my mind and heart. They still move me.
I am not proud to admit, but I thought of so many stressful, hurried, angry times that that is the last thing I ever would have said to my loved ones. And those times never did feel like a sweet ending.
Do we realize the impact of our words?
"Wait! I just have one more thing to say. I love you!"
She set an example that I can learn from!
"Whenever I held my newborn baby in my arms, I used to think that what I said and did to him could have an influence not only on him but on all whom he met, not only for a day or a month or a year, but for all eternity - a very challenging and exciting thought for a mother." ~Rose Kennedy