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 by a drunk driver 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, and family should be the one and only priority on top of all other, so spend all the time you can with loved ones.
Source: My buddy Karina @ http://karinasussanto.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/five-more-minutes/
Tragically bittersweet. Life is so fragile,
Her face so sweet. I missed my daughter when she was her age.
What an encouraging and thought provoking story!!! I love it!!! Definitely bittersweet!
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Thank you so very much for your kind and uplifting words. They mean a lot to me and I certainly appreciate them. Bad news tough…I already accepted the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award” a while ago. Thank you anyway. Have a fantastic day my friend! I wish you all the best!
Beautiful story and a great reminder for many. 🙂