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Do Tell: If You Had One More Day

I recently saw an episode of Oprah where she interviewed Mitch Albom, the author of For One More Day. It's a brilliant book that was made into a movie that explores the question, "What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one?"

Of course, it would be the opportunity that you'd never forget so ladies, do tell: If you could have one more day with someone who has passed away, who would you want to see and what would you tell him or her?


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chucho chucho 8 years
I would love to have one more day with my son. We lost our 25 year old son 4 years ago next month. I would like to see his smile again, hear his "joke of the day", dance just once more with him, watch him in a play, listen to him laugh, feel his cheek against mine and hear him say "I love you Mumma" just one more time. I miss you Gabriel.
yooie yooie 9 years
I would definitely spend it with my dad. He passed away a little over a year ago and there's just so much I want to say and so many questions I want to ask him.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
This topic makes me cry. I would want to spend the day with my grandfather who died when I was six, and my grandmother who died when I was 20.
DecemberBaby DecemberBaby 9 years
I never met my dad. I was 9 months old when he died. So I would have spend a day meeting him and getting to know him. I feel so left out when my family talks about him. They always tell me that I look just like him and have so many of his ways. Somedays my mom will just look at me and burst into tears. I would give anything to just meet him and see these things for myself and know the man I've heard so much about.
lemassabielle lemassabielle 9 years
This question made me tear up because exactly today it's been four years since my grandmother passed away. She was literally my best friend in life and made everything better. I know it wouldn't have been possible to have her around forever but I wanted her to at least see my wedding and children (When I have them) If I had one more day I would probably sit at a kitchen table with her (like we always did) and talk to her while she does the cross word puzzle, like we always did. We would both have glasses of water that would be overflowing with ice, like we always did. We would talk about everything going on in the family and maybe she would give me perspective on life and what really matters. If only life was like that, right?
brantsmama brantsmama 9 years
wow, this one really hit home.. I lost a really good friend of mine in highschool.. we dated for a while and then broke up. We got in a huge fight about 2 weeks before he died and I never had the chance to apologize. So I would def. love to see him and tell him that I didn't mean the stuff I said, and tell him how much he changed my life and how much i miss him. Part of me knows that he already knows this. So i'm comforted by that. It would definitely be great to see him again. RIP Josh...
nikecold nikecold 9 years
My mom, and I would tell her how much I love her and appreciate the sacrifices she made for me, I would like to ask her more about her life and I would thnak her for having encouraged me to always give my best and for inspiring me to be strong. I just started crying like a baby thinking about this, because I really can't know what I'd do if I had one more day.
jimmalou1978 jimmalou1978 9 years
My grandpa we called "Grandy". I'd want to watch a Cardinal game with him, and play cards and dominoes like we did when I was a kid. I'd also be sure to tell him how much I love him, and let him be around his great-grandchildren who he loved so much. Thinking about this makes me cry, too. Just for one more day!!
chicaparati17 chicaparati17 9 years
My grandfather who died in 1986. I would want him to meet my husband..because he is a wonderful man. I think he would like him.
cheersdahlin cheersdahlin 9 years
My Mom who passed away. I'd apologize for so much.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
My grandmother. She died when I was 10. She was a great fixture in our lives, and I got to know her well. I just wish I had known her longer and have had her around beyond my childhood.
chutzpah chutzpah 9 years
I would want another day at least with my beloved grandmother. This is such a sad subject. And I wish I could have many more days with Josie but at least my Sass, my gift from God, was with me when she died. Now, Dear Sugar, please stop making me cry. I thought I was cried out over Josie but obviously not.
fiestygirl fiestygirl 9 years
i would want to see my aunt. and apologize for not understanding about death. for being so scared to go see sick and distraught on the deaht sentence handed to her. i would spend more time with her. i would tell her that it didn't metter that she missed my prom. i didn't go anyway. i would tell her that i learned to accept cancer, as my father then was diagnosed twice. i would tell her she made me the nurse i am today. and that i live every day trying to make up for my mistakes. to comfort families and patients of the critically ill. i only wish she could have had that. i miss you and love you.
feelthesun feelthesun 9 years
I would want to see my high school boyfriend. He died so suddenly, so one more day with him would great to tell him all the things I never did.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
I would want to spend one more day with my Great-Granny. I miss her so much. I have been thinking about her a lot lately - and I thought about her when I saw the advertisement for that movie. I would just spend the whole day talking to her about her life and memories. I would record all of her stories and memories. I would have her meet my s/o, my nephews and have her spend the whole day with all of the family. I would hug her, kiss her, and tell her how much she changed my life and how much I miss her all of the time. And we'd go out for pizza! We always did that... oh the memories... Oh what I'd do for just one more day! Oh wow just writing this out has made me cry so hard.
Jennifer777 Jennifer777 9 years
I would want to spend the day with both or my grandpas. Just hanging out with the family...let them meet my husband and my brother's husband and let them know that my sis is gonna have the first grandchild. Really just sit and talk all day long.
SillyBecky SillyBecky 9 years
If I could, I would have a day with my boyfriend's mom. She passed away from cancer several years ago, and it was a very difficult thing for him because she had only been a part of his life for a few years before she passed- He tells me that those years were the best ones of his life, and that he loved her dearly. I have never met her before, but I would love to meet the woman who brings tears to my honey's eyes every time he mentions her. I would want to let her know that her influence on him, albeit a short-lived one, has been a defining one. I would let her know that even though I won't ever be able to replace her, I will always be here to take care of her baby boy. And of course, I would tell her that I love her, because even though I never got to meet her, I know that I would have.
Fitness Fitness 9 years
I would spend the day with my Dad and talk to him about Zen and fly fishing. I would record him telling me all the jokes I had him tell me over and over again when I was a girl. I would drink whiskey with him and talk to him more about his childhood. I would watch him play with my girls. He never even met my youngest. I would make him a big steak dinner too!
livyourlife livyourlife 9 years
I lost my Mama Dean in 2003, and I still think about her and cry all the time! The night before she died from cancer, I lay by her side on the hospital bed and just cried uncontrollably. We were incredibly close all throughout my childhood and did everything together. So, if I had another day with her, it would have to be either Thanksgiving or Christmas, because I haven't been able to enjoy either since I lost her... the holidays don't even seem like holidays without Mama Dean. I love you forever!
licia licia 9 years
Without a doubt I know I would want to spend it with my dad. He got sick out of the blue when I was in highschool and they only gave him six months to live (he ended up living for a year). It went by so much faster than I anticipated - and being only 15/16 years old it's impossible to come to terms with something like that and to think clearly enough to realize I should have been spending every minute with him. Mostly I just want to have happy memories to replace the bad ones, because he deteriorated so quickly that by the time he died he could barely recognize us. If I had another day with him I would try to learn as much as possible about him, and I would just talk to him all day and tell him that I miss him and love him.. and that I have so much respect for him because he was an amazing father :)
Josephinesmom Josephinesmom 9 years
I would sit with my gran, have her teach me to crochet, and listen to her stories. WOW, this is tough!
saranightly saranightly 9 years
Kind of off topic, but while the book has an interesting idea, it's kind of sappy crap. Kind of like Nicholas Sparks! Then again, since I work in a bookstore part time, I know that sentiment appeals to people and they will buy the book, no matter how poorly written or constructed it is. Not that I could write any better, but there are much better books to discuss!
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
This is a hard question. Honestly I don't know if I would want one more day. I think that losing someone one time is hard enough. I don't know if I would want to feel that all over again. I think the people we love know the things we want to tell them when they die. Even though it might be easier for us to KNOW that they knew by getting to tell them ourselves. My favorite uncle died when I was young. I got comfort in thinking that one day we will be together and I'll see him again when the time comes. But maybe one day before that would be nice too. Just to talk about all the new things that have happened. He could meet my kids.
bettyboutique bettyboutique 9 years
One person who i have lost that i have so many things to say would be my xboyfriend/friend...i would want to tell him i am sorry and how much i loved him and still love him and think about him everyday...and how one day we will be together when we are both cats like we said and it will be the bestest day :) love ya jonno... :(
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