Thursday, February 10, 2011

Take Time to Smell the Roses

 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)...I have always been a wonderful daughter, mother and wife I have always

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 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.  

1 comment:

  1. Great reflections Christy. Something we all need to be reminded of.