Sunday, February 12, 2017

On My Mind...

I have had a lot on my mind lately.  Unfortunately, I have to admit it has been death.  Sorry I don’t mean to be a downer but it does happen to each of us. We either are directly affected by death or affected from a distance.  And you have to admit it has no qualification on age, or even health for that matter. 

The one year anniversary of my best friend, Jane’s passing, is next month; maybe that is what has brought these thoughts on.  Or perhaps it is losing a cousin, Bess, that had a heart of gold. Or maybe hearing and reading about a friend, Dan from high school’s walk with death when he lost his sweet wife, Rachel.  Or maybe hearing about an old buddy, Jimbo, who I spent a lot of time hanging out with in the early 80’s.  I hadn’t seen him in over 30 years but he had a heart attack this weekend and passed.

See it happens, no matter how we prepare it happens.  I think about all these people and wonder were they ready? Did they have their affairs in order? Had they ever spoken to their loved ones about their wishes?  Or did they go about day after day like they were going to live forever?  I have to say, Stan and I have talked to each other, and we know what the other wants.  And people it doesn’t make it happen any sooner, but it sure will make it easier when we cross that path. 

Everyone always thinks I have plenty of time, that is not something I want to talk about and granted it’s not dinner table conversation.  But I urge you take some time and talk to your loved ones about your wishes, because age does not always have a factor in it, and tomorrow is not promised.

I also have to wonder were they ready, I mean really ready?  Had they made changes in their lives and given their heart to Jesus?  Will I get to see them again?  We never know when we will take our last breath - make sure you are ready!

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”    John 3:16

until next time...nel

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