It has been nearly five days since I lost the most wonderful caring person in my life. As some of you may know, my Mum had been battling bowel cancer since early 2010, and she passed away at 6am Wednesday 28th November 2012.
As the sun rose that morning the rain stopped and we had glorious sunshine every day until I left Cornwall Saturday – after the wet stormy weather it was somewhat ironic, but also fitting, as we now have the calm after the storm.
No monetary value could replace the gap left in our lives. No force known to mankind can change the circumstances we now face. The only thing I could ever ask for is more time.
Time is the most precious gift.
You often hear the following phrases:
- I have all the time in the world for them.
- Any time!
- We had a superb time!
All phrases that signify that time means a lot to the person. There are also negative phrases that mean they will not waste time on a person or task.
I was close to my Mum, but now I know how little I actually knew about her. Sadly the time for learning about her in her own words has passed; we don’t have that time, time has passed us by, and maybe time wasn’t on our side.
Mum did teach me about time though:
- Give people the time of day.
- Spend time listening to people.
- Time is a healer.
The most precious gift is one that we all have the ability to give and receive, but yet the thing we waste the most, and more so as times have changed. With new ways to waste time, many of which far out weigh the benefits of time saving inventions and methods, you are often left wondering “Where does it all go?”
Sadly time is limited, never to be seen again, ultimately making it the most precious gift we have.
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