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 …