Don’t Miss Life, it will Be Gone Before You Know It.

July 1, 2014 at 7:17 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , )

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We day-dream about what our future holds don’t we?

One day I will finally take that trip, or my play will  be a hit, the kids will be grown and we will start a new life. We are like the butterfly. Sometimes we end up in a job not a career, our aging parents needs more help now, our grandkids live in another state and we can’t see them as often.  We get into a rut called life and wonder if this is it. And that rut is sure easy to get into. We cut the grass, clean the house, run our errands, pick up the kids from practice. One day we turn around and it another year already. Where did time go? 

This Month tugs at my heart-strings. I suffered the personal loss of my son in July 2007. I can relate to the butterfly. I raised my son as a young widow after my husband, died from his disease. I felt the hand of God on my life during those precious years. I call these years precious because I knew I couldn’t give up on life or my son Levi. I found peace, comfort and daily strength in God to keep moving forward. Life as we all know can take a different direction than we planned. How do we handle the changes in our lives? I could have become and remained bitter and angry at God but I chose instead to trust Him. I raised Levi from childhood through his teens no easy feat. After my son moved out to help his grandma after his grandpa passed away, I found myself with a new-found freedom. I could come and go as I pleased and not worry what was Levi up to NOW. Suddenly, you can actually run your errands and stop and visit with your friends. It was such a weird feeling. Your child had spread his wings and was learning it is harder to live as an adult than it seemed. You now have to have gas money, car payment, rent, food. I watched him slowly mature. 

Life slips away so quickly, Our kids are young only for a while, a lasting memory can be made anywhere at the park,getting a special library book to read together, swimming, fishing with Grandpa, helping dad mow the lawn. I realize how fast the weekends go and soon it back to the grind. One day, we turn around and remember when our four-year old pointed to the sky and you both watched the clouds roll by. Life is precious, life is fragile and we need to handle it with care. 

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