I pulled the words below from a friend's caringbridge page....
She works with my husband and we have jokingly referred to her as his "work wife" since they traveled for business together a lot through the years. She is passing the 4 month anniversary of her husband's passing away at the much too young age of 51, after a 2 yr battle with Lymphoma. They have 3 middle/high school aged children and the four of them have experienced many "first withouts" these past four months.
These are such gentle and easy reminders about how to live each day and I want to share them with you here...
That’s what is so hard about this. I am ‘without’. I am facing a challenge that has no fix to it. Every other challenge in life was something to get through because it was on a path to something better. This is different. It just is. I know I am not the only one. I know that there are others facing facts just as difficult or more so. But, it’s still hard. ‘Take it day-by-day’ sounds like such a cliché – but it really is all we can do. Our time on this earth is so short. And, I personally believe our days are known & numbered before we are even born – nothing we do or don’t do changes that. How long we live is not the point. It’s what we do while we’re here. It’s the relationships – the people we meet. Are we glorifying God? Are we setting a good example? Are we helping people help themselves? One major affect this entire experience has made on my life is a change in priorities. There are so many ‘problems’ that just aren’t problems anymore. It’s interesting when you truly look at your life in the context of eternity and God’s plan. Creates a whole different perspective.
Until next time. Speak from the heart. Physically touch your children & spouse with love. Listen to what people are really saying. See the world through a child’s eyes.
Romans 12:2 "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
Thanks for the reminders Kristi!