The Most Valuable Thing

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.


17 thoughts on “The Most Valuable Thing

  1. 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. JT says:

    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!

  3. Deb says:

    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.

  4. 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…


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