Have you ever had a moment of fear when you suddenly realize, that in a blink of an eye, your whole world
could change? Well I have recently had that fear....I am sure it has been purely unnecessary, but
nevertheless, the fear was experienced. You see, my whole life has always been relatively smooth...I have
achieved most of my goals....I went through high school, college, and grad school with ease...I found a mate
who has chosen to tolerate me for the rest of my life....I have three healthy children (although one has had a
fever since monday)...
TRIED to be a good daughter, wife, and mother....I have never experienced any sudden deaths or serious
illness in my family.....I have always had a decent home to live in.....I have never been on the verge of
bankruptcy. My life has been smooth in the big scheme of things.
Then how is it, that in a blink, that smoothness you have always been familiar with can be taken away....kinda
like skiing on that glossy lake in the early morning when everything is perfect, then, all of a sudden that big
stump suddenly jumps out at you. It happens...It's life...It's one of the ways God has intended to develop
perseverance in His children.
So much I take for granted...my life in general...I am so lucky to be able to love
and be loved. If you are out there and life has thrown you a curve ball, I will refer you to Romans 5:1-5 as
did a good friend of mine this morning (thank you for that Delanie!).
These verses reminded me, once again, this life is not about me, it's about Him....and for this, I am grateful
and will proceed on knowing His will is perfect. Just stop and smell the roses and make the best of the time
we have....always loving and having compassion for others.....for we do not know the number of days we
have been dealt.
I really do need to stop and smell the roses.