The Most Valuable Thing

19 Mar

I am sitting at the computer in my childhood home. The windows are open and a fresh, cool breeze is lightly brushing my face and neck. The birds are singing and I can hear children’s laughter just outside.

It is definitely springtime and the world is coming to life again.

Recently I have been reminded that life is the most precious of gifts with health and family coming in at a very close second. These are the things which should never be taken for granted.

Sadly, Lee’s mother passed away suddenly yesterday afternoon after a brief illness. We were not prepared for this — though no one ever is. And it has been an in-my-face reminder that life can change in an instant. In the blink of an eye or the brevity of a single breath our lives can be altered eternally and irreparably.

This week as you’re rushing from here to there to take care of this and that and all of the other “things” that we may deem important — take a little bit of time to stop and look around.

As you experience your surroundings—hopefully enjoying the very life and health that has been given to you—say thank you and tell your people just how very much you love and value them.

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17 Responses to “The Most Valuable Thing”

  1. paigefussell March 19, 2012 at 3:06 PM #

    So sorry about Lee’s mom. I’m sending you both positive thoughts. And yes, thanks for the “life is short and people are precious” reminder. You just never know.

  2. cravesadventure March 19, 2012 at 3:16 PM #

    So sorry to hear about Lee’s mom passing – sending thoughts and prayers to you and your families. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Kristin Barton Cuthriell March 19, 2012 at 4:37 PM #

    I wrote a post just last night about taking time to value what is important in life, and then this afternoon I found this post. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • Woman In Thrisis March 25, 2012 at 9:43 PM #

      Thank you so much Kristin! When I get the chance I will check out your similar post for sure! :)

  4. Booksphotographsandartwork March 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM #

    I’m sorry to hear such sad news. So nice that he has you at this sad time.

  5. JT March 20, 2012 at 11:22 AM #

    Praying Gods Strength and Peace for you right now! By the way you are nominated… again for the versatile blogger award. Take the time you need and know many are here pulling for you!

  6. Deb March 20, 2012 at 2:15 PM #

    Isn’t it amazing how God prepares his children for our most deepest and saddest times. He gave you to Lee just in time to help him through one of the most saddest times of his life, the loss of a parent. May you both find comfort in each other through this tough time. My prayers are with both you and Lee. So sorry for your loss.

    • Woman In Thrisis March 25, 2012 at 9:44 PM #

      Thank you Deb. I appreciate your very kind and helpful words.

  7. Jacquie Finister March 20, 2012 at 2:59 PM #

    I clicked ‘like’ because this is a post in which you’ve captured beautifully so many of the things I’ve thought when I’ve been through this, but have never shared.

    Thank you.

    I’m just so very sorry you’ve had it to write about…

    xxxxxxxx

  8. Donald Miller March 22, 2012 at 4:37 PM #

    I’m sorry to read this news. As someone already mentioned, Lee is fortunate to have you with him.

  9. Woman In Thrisis March 25, 2012 at 9:41 PM #

    Thank you everyone for your kind words of encouragement and support at this time. It means more than you know!

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