One day I woke up and realized I was an adult.
All decisions made from now on would be mine,
And there would be no one else to blame but myself.
One day I said, “I do”, to a handsome man,
Promising to love, cherish and hold,
Through sickness and health, and for richer or poorer.
One day I looked into eyes of my child.
She had her daddy’s smile and hands so small.
Love overflowed in a heart I thought could hold no more.
One day I stood at my sister’s graveside.
Realizing life was short and time had run out,
To say those words of love that I thought I would say later.
One day silent tears fell all around.
Mistakes had been made and I hoped
My children could learn to forgive me as I forgave them.
One day I watched the flight of leaves.
Trees colored in vivid hues lined the horizon.
Admiration filled me for the unseen creator of all.
One day I watched my youngest child drive away.
All of them gone meant I had time on my hands.
The dreams I had put away were now mine to explore.
One day I received news that chilled my heart.
My love had cancer and the prognosis was grim.
We learned that each day was a gift and cherished it as such.
One day I will stand on the threshold of heaven.
Time no longer will be measured in days,
And the treasure of lessons I learned here, I will carry for eternity.