Monday, February 21, 2005

"Have I told you lately........."

My wife Clyrinda and I just watched "What A Girl Wants" with our 8 year old son Joshua. I would have preferred to watch "Old Yeller" or "Where The Red Fern Grows" but the idea was to spend some time together, and Joshua picked the movie. He likes movies with singing and dancing. This movie ends with a wedding scene where the "Father/Daughter" dance is to the Van Morrison song "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?"

About a year ago a good friend of ours, Vincent Wujek, died from the flesh eating disease whose name is too hard to remember and even harder to pronounce. It is a form of Strep infection. He went into the hospital on a Tuesday afternoon thinking he had the flu. He went to sleep and never woke up, diying 17 days later.

Vincent was remembered as a good husband and father. He was also a hard worker and good employee. Everyone at church remembered him for something he used to do and say. Vincent would walk up to his friends and loved ones with a big crooked smile on his face and say........."have I told you lately that I love you?" (he would actually say "have I told you that I love you lately", but grammer was not his strong suit, and we all knew what he meant). Those who knew Vincent knew he loved them.

Make sure you today that you have told the ones you love......."I love you", then ask them tomorrow "Have I told you lately that I love you"


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