I’ve been contemplating eternity today.
Actually I’ve been thinking about it all week.
I read the touching FaceBook post my writing friend Kim wrote shortly after her husband took his last breath as he lay next to her.
I read an email from my sweet friend Cheryl, just moments after she received a phone call that her mom had passed away.
A devoted husband. A loving mother. Gone in the blink of an eye.
Today marks the 4th anniversary of the day I held my mom’s hand and watched her chest rise and fall for the last time.
So surreal. Such a sadness and joy all mixed up together.
Sadness at the thought of not hearing the clanking of her spoon as she stirred the coffee she shared with great conversation.
Sadness because I miss her smile and her laugh that always added to an encouraging word.
Sadness when I wish she was here to listen to my broken heart and give me advice in these changing times.
Joy in understanding that in the instant she breathed her last breath she was escorted into Heaven because she loved Jesus.
Joy in imagining her dancing with my dad without the limp she walked with for seventy long years.
Joy in knowing I will one day see her again.
I’m not going to take today for granted. How about you?
In an instant. In a breath. In a moment. It could be gone.
Take a deep breath and smile as you thank God for another day.
God Bless Your Heart!