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Chrm Message From: CHRM Total Posts: 209 Join Date:
Rank: Coach Post Date: 22/04/2006 06:57:12 Points: 1045 Location: India


After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said I love you but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you. The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my
MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.

That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie.

"What's wrong, are you well," she asked? My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign of bad news.

"I thought that it would be pleasant to be with you," I responded. "Just the two of us."

She thought about it for a moment, and then said, "I would like that very much."

That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous about our date. She waited in the door with her coat on. She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary.

She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel's.

"I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed, "she said, as she got into the car. "They can't wait to hear about our meeting". We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat down, I had to read the menu. Half way through
the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips.

"It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small," she said.

"Then it's time that you relax and let me return the favor," I responded.

During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation - nothing extraordinary, but catching up on recent events of each other's life. We talked so much that we missed the movie.

As we arrived at her house later, she said, "I'll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you." I agreed.

"How was your dinner date?" asked my wife when I got home. "Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined," I answered.

A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I did to not get to do anything for her.

Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place mother and I had dined.

An attached note said: "I paid this bill in advance. I wasn't sure that I could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two plates - one for you and the other for your wife. You will never know what that night meant for me. I love you, son."

At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: "I LOVE YOU!" and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in life is more important than God and your family. Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till "some other time."

Regards,

CHRM

"Think HR, think CHRM..

Chrm Message From: Roshi Total Posts: 24 Join Date:  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 30/06/2009 09:30:35 Points: 120 Location: India
Very True....

I have heard this saying that
"The most precious gift you can ever give to someone is your time because when you give somebody your time that means you are giving him/her a piece of your life which would never come back......."

This Story makes it true...........
Chrm Message From: rkuppili Total Posts: 121 Join Date:  
Rank: Leader Post Date: 30/06/2009 13:00:33 Points: 605 Location: India

A very touching story ofcourse...

Everything will be wiped out except for the few happy precious moments spent with our close ones...This story should definitely reach out to people who now a days, because of their hectic work schedules are getting their aged parents to old age homes. Parents dont except anthing from us except for a few words of love and compassion.

Friends, lets spread this story as much as possible and make relationships stronger. Because at the end of the day, good bonding with family is all that matters to a man. And this can only be acheived if we give proper time to our beloved ones and care for them.

Radhika...

 

Chrm Message From: bhavya bisht Total Posts: 1 Join Date:  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 14/11/2009 11:32:13 Points: 5 Location: India

What a touching story indeed...brought tears in my eyes.......

 

 

incredibly awesome......

value feelings, relations and love.......

 

well said and well written......

Chrm Message From: ramaudupa Total Posts: 2 Join Date:  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 16/01/2010 11:42:00 Points: 10 Location: India

Really it is a tooooo touching story..

 

Thanks for sharing..

 

R /Udupa


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