Sunday, August 2, 2009

A Time to Dance

The Bible says, "There's a time to live and a time to die."

The time to die will come to all of us. Yesterday, one of my daughter's best friends passed a way after a not so long but brave fight against cancer. She suffered through many painful treatments, not just to live longer but because her daughter was expecting a new baby. Fortunately, she did get to see and hold her new grandchild.

This woman was special. She was a hard worker, loved her family and her friends, volunteered for all sort of things. But what I will always remember her best for was how she helped my daughter when her husband was killed in the line of duty as a police officer. Not only did she spend hours on the phone with my daughter, but when my daughter wanted to move back to her hometown, her friend found the perfect house. I know there was lots I didn't even know, but what I do know made her a special person to me.

We lost our eldest son to cancer a few years ago. He suffered through all sort of painful treatments but eventually succumbed. I was at his bedside when his soul left his body to go to Heaven, along with his wife and step-daughter. We'd been singing, "Fly Away,Oh Fly Away Home" to him.

Not long ago, my mom went to her heavenly reward at the age of 97. She was anxious to leave this world and at times said, "I wonder if God forgot about me."

Of course He didn't. As the Bible says, "There's a time to live and a time to die."

It also says, "There's a time to dance." I take that to mean while we are here on this earth we should enjoy our lives. Yes, we're all going to die one day, but while we're here we should make the most of it. Live each day to the fullest. Let people you care about know you love them. Enjoy the beauty of this world. Be kind to people who cross your path. Do something nice for others.

I'm going to take the time to dance--so should you.

Marilyn
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1 comments:

M.M. Gornell said...

This is lovely.

My good friend's husband is in VA hospice as I write this. We were there yesterday. He is a special person and fortunately sleeping peacefully.

I had just sent you an email about CVW event and "enjoying the ride." So perfect.

Madeline