What's Truly Important

A story related by a friend many 
years ago that made a real impression.
"What's Truly Important" is a story of a devoted husband and loving father on his death bed, speaking with his wife of his many regrets.

The room was filled with family and friends, and his boss and his wife were there.

Husband to wife:
"Sweetheart I'm so sorry that I put my job ahead of you and the kids for all these years.

If only I had told my boss, 'F... YOU,' 

                              and come home to you and said, 'F... ME.' "

Regret  for  the  things  we  did  can  be  tempered  by  time; 
it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
 --Sydney J. Harris 

Boyd I. Missout
            Dec 10, 1937
Loving Husband, Father 
"He Never Missed a day of Work"