View Full Version : I Wish You Enough.....................

02-26-2004, 07:19 AM
At an airport I overheard a father and daughter in their last moments
together. They had announced her plane's departure and standing near the
door, he said to his daughter, "I love you, I wish you enough". She
said, "Daddy, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I
ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Daddy." They kissed good-bye and
she left.

He walked over toward the window where I was seated. Standing there I
could see he wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on his
privacy, but he welcomed me in by asking, "Did you ever say good-bye to
someone knowing it would be forever?" "Yes, I have," I replied. Saying
that brought back memories I had of expressing my love and appreciation
for all my Dad had done for me. Recognizing that his days were limited,
I took the time to tell! him face to face how much he meant to me. So I knew what
this man was experiencing. "Forgive me for asking, but why is this a
forever good-bye?" I asked. "I am old and she lives much too far away.
I have challenges ahead and the reality is, her next trip back will be
for my funeral, " he said.

"When you were saying good-bye I heard you say, 'I wish you enough.' May
I ask what that means?" He began to smile. "That's a wish that has been
handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to
everyone." He paused for a moment and looking up as if trying to
remember it in detail, he smiled even more. "When we said 'I wish you enough,' we
were wanting the other person to have a life filled with enough good things
to sustain them," he continued and then turning toward me he shared the
following as if he were reciting it from memory. "I wish you enough sun
to keep your attitude bright. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the
sun more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive. I wish
you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger. I
wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to
appreciate all that you possess. I wish enough "Hello's" to get you
through the final "Good-bye." He then began to sob and walked away.

02-26-2004, 07:27 AM

02-26-2004, 07:49 AM
Another kind story for today.. smile.gif