I Only Hope

  1. When I leave this earth
    No one is going to care
    what kind of car I drove....
    how large and beautiful my house was...
    how expensive my clothes were...
    how beautiful my yard was...

    I only hope that somewhere there are children who remember that...
    I gave them laughter when they were sad.
    I gave them courage when they were afraid.
    I gave them comfort when they were in pain.
    I gave them love when they were alone.
    I gave them hope when they were in despair.
    I gave them light when there seemed to be nothing but darkness.

    But, most of all...
    I gave of myself when there was no more to give.
    Then, and only then, will my life be fulfilled.

    Steven Blanchard, RN
    Pediatric Home Health Nurse
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Katnip
    Oh, my. That is so nice. I hope you don't mind if I keep that and send it on.
  4. by   CraftyLPN
    I work W/ children too...how true ,how true
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    i have this one on a mug in my kitchen. and it's true.
  6. by   karenG
    thats really nice! thank you for posting that.

    Karen
  7. by   Just Angi
    I have that on a coffee mug,too. When I worked in children ministries the kids gave it to me. I love it!!
  8. by   tris
    What a beautiful thing---I too work with a lot of children---most witrh disabilities from birth--it would be wonderful if that were the case with them or even their families.
  9. by   sjoe
    "I gave of myself when there was no more to give."

    I can't say that this sounds like such a good idea.

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