From Here To The Moon And Back

From here to the moon and back,

Who else in this world will love you like that?

Love ever lasting, I’ll promise you that,

From here to the moon and back.

This is the chorus to a song Dolly Parton wrote for the movie, Joyful Noise. I listened to this song and smiled. Truth be told, a few tears cascaded down my rosy cheeks as well. My father told me that he would love me to the moon and back. I miss him so much but I know he still loves me to the moon and back!  Twenty-five years ago, when I held my infant son in my arms to rock him to sleep; I would always sing silently to him. Yes, I would sing that I would love him to the moon and back. I hope in the next twenty-five years, he will have the opportunity to sing those same words to his infant as he rocks him or her to sleep. My generation to generation wish.

My wish today is that you have someone in your life that you are able to say those words to.  Be it a child, a friend, a family member. In this world of people rushing about with their daily lives, take the time to pause and say, “I love you to the moon and back” to someone. Mean it with your whole heart and if you are fortunate they will say it back to you.  So often we rush through our daily lives thinking we will have tomorrow … tomorrow to finish that to do list and to say kind words to each other. What if someday never comes and we don’t have that opportunity ever again?

Two days ago, I had a milestone birthday. I try so hard to live for today and touch someone’s hand or heart and let them know I care. I have seen the bright lights of heaven and felt its peace. I cherish each day here on earth, knowing I am still here for a reason. Maybe that reason is simply to proclaim to whoever may read this message, to remember, you are loved!

A few weeks ago, in my post, Something’s Coming, I told you that Gavin and I did a promotional video for Sweet Conclusions Area Voices. I heard from Ashley at West Central Tribune that it will air really soon! Be on the look out 🙂

Have a good day …

The lilacs are blooming in Mankato … are yours?




12 Responses

  1. Christina Blomberg

    Lovely written as usual Rosie.
    It will still take a while for the lilacs to bloom here.
    Still cold winds but some springflowers has come up and smiles to the sun.
    As soon as it gets just a little warmer a lot will happen in the garden and and in nature.

    Thank you for sharing your words and thoughts…
    They always make me feel good.

    1. Gavin and Rosie

      I am glad that my words make you feel good. Thank you for your response and following along. Make it a great day. I hope it warms up in Sweden soon as flowers do feed the soul!

  2. Trudy

    I love this, Rosie! Thanks for sharing this sweet memory of your dad.. and I pray your wish comes true. 🙂

    1. Gavin and Rosie

      Thank you Trudy. I am glad you enjoyed my story! Thank you for following along from Kentucky.

      This has been a wonderful week for you. We congratulate you on your marriage. I see you beaming through the print! 😉

  3. Evelyn Halstad

    Rosie I read to the noon and back. Love it. To day my son is coming over and I`m going to tell him that. How much I love him. Thanks

    1. Gavin and Rosie

      In my heart that is what it is all about, Evelyn. Enjoy your time with him. Thanks for reading and sharing your message with me.

  4. Marlene

    I find that when you say,I love you to little children that you sometimes get the most instantand joyful response and their eyes sparkle! When we get older some are so reluctant to say it back which is so sad. Loved your post and you! Keep on writing. I have always told you to write. Glad you finally are. People need to be reminded that they are loved. Thanks for encouraging us all to say it more!

  5. Debra Steichen

    What a wonderful message, so beautifully worded. You are blessed to have such fabulous memories; I know you will make many more.

  6. denise

    God bless you both please pray for me my partner is in a treatment centre and i love him to the moon and back x

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