Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Reality Hits...Again- BUT, The Blessings Rule

OK~ Do you find that God finds interesting times in your life to throw a reality check at you? Well, he did it again to this Mom. For the past four or five years I've been cruising through the obituary section of the newspapers..which of course I said a few years back, "I will never be like my Mom and do that!" As time goes on, YES, we must realize, we do become our parents- like it or not!

This morning I saw the obituary of a 40 year old woman, who graduated from the same high school as I did, four years later........The questions begin, Why so young? Why did God take such a beautiful person from this earth?

And then God blesses our families with new life. Ahhhh...How sweet it was to attend the 2nd birthday party of our youngest niece this past week-end. Looking back.....We had the summer of nieces.....One niece graduated from high school, two nieces got married and two nieces had birthdays this summer~Wow~ Gotta love the blessings in life!

Well, it's all part of that circle of life. I am constantly reminded of how important it is to live each moment, each day, just as though it is your last! You know, none of us knows when the Good Lord is going to call each of us home. There's a GRAND plan in the scheme of life, and someday, we will all understand it! Life can get pretty complex, but when we toss it into God's hands....it all doesn't seem so bad. Easier said than done!

So, for now, I'm enjoying life- making the most of each day- and yes, I will still continue to read that crazy obituary section! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

1 comment:

  1. Ha! My mom has been reading obituaries for years and I NEVER understood it.

    Now I cruise the obituaries, too. I love hearing how people lived their lives and I too am reminded of how short this crazy ride is.

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