Saturday, October 20, 2007

This one's for those I love....


Today's entry will be on a more serious note.

This week, we've had some things happen in our extended family that I wanted to note, for personal reasons as well as to remind us all of life's mysterious turns - and to remind us to cherish each moment and each person we love...

My son-in-law's lovely mother was hit by a car while crossing in a crosswalk. She will live (thank you Lord!) but her body has been hurt very badly.

It was a lovely day. She was in a crosswalk. All the right things. Then, this. How quickly life can change. The teddy bear and the flowers above are my "cyber-thoughts" for her. And, you know the angel will look after her and see her through her long recovery....

To her and to the family, I send my prayers and love ...know that I will be thinking of you all during this time of recovery and I pray that your pain will ease.....

The angel above is also for my Sister-in-law. Her first born, now an adult, left this world for a better place. She was nearing 40 years old, but most of those years were troubled and pain-filled. Bad decisions, bad times, maybe bad people that she trusted. Who really knows.

But, she is with God now and perfect in His grace. However, to her Mom, my dear Sister-in-law, her daughter is gone. And I weep for her....if I could take on her sadness I would....

Her daughter has left behind a circle of friends and family that loved her and stood by her while she attempted to get control of her out-of-control life.

And, also by God's grace, she gave the world 2 precious children. Neither knew the extent of their Mother's pain; one lived with her father and one with adoptive parents, and both will spark lovely memories of their Mother's childhood for my Sister-in-law and her family. God rest her soul. And keep in Your embrace Cilla, Ginny and her grandparents and friends. And bless the children....

The clock above is a reminder that time, while it does seem to make things easier, is precious. And no one know when it may change.... May run out..... May have to slow things down a little. Tick tock, tick tock.....

Old advice to say "enjoy the moment", "live for each day", yadda, yadda, yadda.

But we know it's true. We are reminded of this all the time......

Have a wonderful week-end. Be still. Let your mind relax. Smile while you close your eyes and listen...can you hear the rustling leaves? Children playing?? Beautiful music from the next room??

Can you hear the beating of your heart??? Listen.......

Gifts. All of them. From God. To you.

Love you all...
me
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1 comment:

The Tattered Nest said...

what a beautiful post. I am sorry to hear about your loss...i want to thank you for your kind and supportive comments you left on my blog today..your the best!