Monday, March 21, 2011

Don't Wait.

One of my oldest son's childhood friends lost his girlfriend to a car accident this week.  He and my son are no longer close (as sometimes happens), but you don't stop caring about someone simply because you no longer see them.  My heart broke for him and I clicked over to her Facebook page to try and piece together what happened.  Soon the tears were rolling down my face as I scrolled through memories loved ones were posting on her wall.  After awhile I came to her last status and read down to see what her page had been like before the tragedy.  She was a normal girl in college, excited about what the future held and enjoying life with friends.  Her "religious info" simply said; Jesus.  From what I read of her life from others, she is walking with him now.  She is at peace but those missing her are in turmoil.  I pray supernatural peace for them, as it would have to be supernatural in the midst of this kind of tragedy.  May God hold them in his arms.

I did not know her but these events have made me stop and think and reflect.  Will our lives be summed up by our Facebook statuses? Will we wait until the people we love are tragically gone before reflecting on our memories and telling them how much they mean to us?  Will our faith crumble when met with the worst of circumstances? 

Life is hard. And as I've said before, sometimes people suck.  But I want to do a better job at recognizing the blessings, at living every day, and at expressing my love for others.  We have no guarantees for a tomorrow.  Treasure those moments today. Tell that person you love them. Hold your kids a little tighter. Seek Jesus a little more.

Don't wait.

1 comment:

Firefly Mom said...

Oh, that's so sad! My heart goes out to her friends and family.

You are right - don't wait. Don't miss the chance to tell your friends and family that you love them and what they mean to you.

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