Five More Minutes

Posted by M ws On Friday, August 17, 2012 2 comments
While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground.

"That's my son over there," she said, pointing to a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide.

"He's a fine looking boy" the man said. "That's my daughter on the bike in the white dress."

Then, looking at his watch, he called to his daughter. "What do you say we go, Melissa?"

Melissa pleaded, "Just five more minutes, Dad. Please? Just five more minutes."

The man nodded and Melissa continued to ride her bike to her heart's content. Minutes passed and the father stood and called again to his daughter.

"Time to go now?"

Again Melissa pleaded, "Five more minutes, Dad. Just five more minutes."

The man smiled and said, "OK."

"My, you certainly are a patient father," the woman responded.

The man smiled and then said, "Her older brother Tommy was killed last year while he was riding his bike near here. I never spent much time with Tommy and now I'd give anything for just five more minutes with him.

I've vowed not to make the same mistake with Melissa.

She thinks she has five more minutes to ride her bike. The truth is, I get five more minutes to watch her play."

Life is all about making priorities, what are our priorities?

My we give someone we love 5 more minutes of our time today!

~ Author Unknown ~

2 comments to Five More Minutes

  1. says:

    Tiger Not only 5 minutes, I give my kids as much time as they need!
    Too precious not to appreciate whatever time we can get with them!

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Thank you, Tiger, for always being an exemplary father. Your love, devotion and commitment to your loved ones has been a constant source of encouragement for me, and I am sure for other readers too. Take care and God bless!!

    warmest wishes

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