Erma Bombeck once observed, "If I had my life to live over again, I would have waxed less and listened more. Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy and complaining about the shadows over my feet, I'd have cherished every minute of it and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was to be my only chance in life to assist God in a miracle… . I would have cried and laughed less while watching television … and more while watching life… . There would have been more 'I love you's … more 'I'm sorry's … more I'm listening … but mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute of it … and never give that minute back until there was nothing left of it."