i wish you enough.. :')  

rm_naughty_jean 31F
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3/10/2005 2:11 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

i wish you enough.. :')


"Recently I overheard a father and daughter in their
last moments
together.
They had announced her departure and standing
near the
security gate, they hugged and he said, "I love
you. I wish you enough."

She in turn said, "Daddy, our life together has
been more than enough.
Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough,
too, Daddy."

They kissed and she left. He walked over toward
the window where I was
seated. Standing there I could see he wanted and
needed to cry. I tried
not to intrude on his privacy, but he welcomed me
in by asking,
"Did you ever say goodbye to someone knowing it
would be forever?"

"Yes, I have," I replied. Saying that brought back
memories I had of
expressing my love and appreciation for all that my
Dad had done for me.
Recognizing that his days were limited, I took the
time to tell him face
to face how much he meant to me.
So I knew what this man was experiencing.

"Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever
goodbye?" I asked.

"I am old and she lives much too far away. I have
challenges ahead, and
the reality is, the next trip back will be for my
funeral," he said.

"When you were saying goodbye I heard you
say, "I wish you enough."
May I ask what that means?"

He began to smile. "That's a wish that has been
handed down from other
generations. My parents used to say it to
everyone." He paused for a
moment and looking up as if trying to remember it
in detail, he smiled
even more. "When we said 'I wish you enough,' we
were wanting the other
person to have a life filled with just enough good
things to sustain
them," he continued. And then turning toward me
he shared the following
as if he were reciting it from memory:

"I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude
bright. I wish you enough
rain to appreciate the sun more. I wish you enough
happiness to keep
your spirit alive. I wish you enough pain so that the
smallest joys in life
appear much bigger. I wish you enough gain to
satisfy your wanting. I
wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you
possess.
I wish enough
"Hello's" to get you through the final "Goodbye."

SO ... MY FRIEND ... I wish you enough

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