In life we have a tendency to go full steam ahead as we are all in such a hurry. We microwave our dinner or go to a fast food restaurant because it is quicker. We create our speedy checkout option on a website so we just have one click to checkout and we are done. We have our keyless remotes to get into our cars so we don’t have to pull out our keys to open the car door or pop open the trunk. The bottom line is we try so hard to make things go quicker so we can have what will feel like more time in the day. The reality is no matter how hard we try we will never be able to gain more time.
We all have the exact same twenty four hours in the day. That’s the brilliant part about it. I mean, it doesn’t matter if you are somewhere in the US, England, Russia, Japan or somewhere else in the world, we all have the same amount of time. Part of that time we have to devote to a certain amount of sleep on a daily basis (typically around eight hours a day). Then we are all stuck with just sixteen hours to do with as we please. Some of us work. Some of us are stay-at-home moms or dads. Some are retired. Some go to school. Then some even do nothing at all. It is there time to do with as they please.
However, those of us who are always on the go and running out of time seem to say, “If I could just get a couple of more hours in the day that would be great.” But let’s be honest. If we were given that couple of more hours in the day wouldn’t we just want a couple of more, and then a couple of more, and then a couple of more after that? It would never enough.
The bottom line is we all need to savor the time we have. Time is limited, it is minute. We have only been given so much of it on a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly basis, and then throughout our lifetime. God intended it this way. He didn’t intend for us to live forever in our earthly bodies. He wants to be reunited with us someday in heaven with some quicker than others.
This brings me to my daughter. I think of her as she is now in heaven. I savor the time I had with her. I wish she were still here with us but that isn’t to be. I am thankful I was able to spend eight and half years with this bright eyed, blue eyed angel who immediately drew herself into your heart by her smile and infectious laugh. She could brighten up a room with her zest for life. She was carefree in all she did. She will always be missed. Her time on this Earth seemed to be so short for so many of us. However, God knew better. He knew since before she was ever born that she would only live her eight and half short years and then He would bring her home to Him.
I know that Mari is happy in her new body without autism. She can finally talk and understand everything that is happening around her. She is free of all earthly things that couldn’t allow her to be who she truly is. She can now savor the moments she is now creating in heaven. I know she is just as excited as I am for the day we will be reunified. This is ultimately what puts a smile on my face.
I thank Lord for showing us that we just need to savor the time we have as we just never know when that time might come to an end.