What if you could do things in your life that would enable you to live longer. Would you do it?
I don’t think I would. I say this because I know that God already has a plan for my life so no matter what I do or don’t do He will take me home when it’s my time. That day will be a glorious day as I’m reunited with my daughter, Granny and Grandpa.
None of know the exact time and place our time will end. However, we need to live our lives as though it were our last day. I think of the song by Superchick called “We Live.” The speak about how we need to live for today and do the things we keep putting of until tomorrow.
When Mari got the initial symptom of the E. coli, none of us thought it was any big deal. I was just a simple case of diarrhea. Unfortunately, there was nothing simple about it. It took only a total of 16 days from the first symptom for my daughter‘s to be gone.
When you lose a child you start to thing about all the things you should have done or wished you had done. For me, one of the things that stuck foremost in my head is the last time we had gotten a good family picture taken was when she was five turning six years old. I remember the year she was turning 7 that we thought we’d wait until Easter or something but it never happened. The year she was turning eight was the year we were moving from DeKalb to the Oak Lawn area. As a matter of fact, we moved on her 8th birthday, which would be her last birthday. So because of the move, again we put it off thinking we had until the next year to get one done. That next year never came. This is just one example of the many ‘wished I’d of done’ things.
Here’s the thing. There are no do overs. We don’t know when our times is up, so to speak. So live for today. See if you can make a difference in another person’s life.