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If I had the power to turn back the clock,
Go back to that house at the end of the block-
The house that was HOME when I was a kid,
I know that I’d love it more now than I did.


If I could be back there at my mother’s knee,
And hear once again all the things she told me,
I’d listen as I never listened before,
For she knew so well just what life had in store.


And all the advice my dad used to give,
His voice I’ll remember as long as I live;
But it didn’t seem really important then;
What I’d give just to live it all over again.


And what I’d give for the chance I once had,
To do so much more for my mother and dad;
To give them more joy and a little less pain;
A little more sunshine—a little less rain.


But the years roll on and we cannot go back,
Whether we were born in a mansion or in a shack;
But we can start right now—in the hour that’s here,
To do something more for the ones we hold dear.


And since time in its flight is traveling so fast;
Let’s not spend it regretting that which is past;
But let’s make tomorrow a happier day
By doing our “good to others”—


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About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of intercessory prayer, encouragement and exhortation of the Word of God and author of the ministry blog, For The Love of God. I live in Delta, Colorado with my beautiful wife of 49+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom we affectionately call Bella.
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  1. Sue Ledoux says:

    I love this and it speaks to my heart. Lately I’ve been saying if only I could go back in time to see Mom and Dad and tell them how much I love them. If only I knew then what I know now about life. I guess wisdom and knowledge only comes with age. I know we can’t live our lives on IF ONLY. But if only!!!!!! I know I will see them again. So I try to live and love the ones that God has put around me now. Thank you my love for sharing this for you truely are a man who listens to God and speaks when he tells you.

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