Saturday, November 14, 2009

Life. Death.

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about death..... because of the death of my friend Deron. And really, Deron was completely prepared for this. He'd had CF his whole life. He knew the double lung transplant was a gamble, and he was totally prepared for that.

I truly believe Deron is in the presence of God now, and has the eternal body the Bible promises believers.... one without flaw, and one that is not marred by sickness and pain. And that's a beautiful thing. However, my heart still grieves for his wife and children.

So, I've been thinking about LIFE... and about the importance of LIVING while one is alive. We all tend to forget about the IMPERMANENCE of our state here on Earth, don't we? As though we'll always be here. But we won't. One day our time here will be done. It might be tomorrow, or it might be when we're 102 years old. Only God knows the day. But our days are, indeed, numbered.

So, LIVE. Quit thinking in "...one day...." terms.
(And I'm saying this for my OWN admonishment, more than anyone else's.... believe me....)

No more dilly dallying.
Be present now.
Quit putting stuff off.


Get up, go out, and drink the nectar out of life.
It's YOUR life. Live it.

8 comments:

ChiTown Girl said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. (I don't know how I missed that post.)

This was a great post and a wonderful reminder to everyone. Thanks.

Jason, as himself said...

Why does it take the death of a loved one to make us think about this, and remember it?

Steve Schuler said...

Happy Wife,

I only came upon your blog today by way of Deron Arnold's blog.

In short, some time back I had become aware of Deron after a comment he left on another blog dealing with chronic illness that I follow. At the time I thought that he was a pretty remarkable man facing very difficult circumstances with tremendous equanamity. While doing a little 'back-tracking' yesterday I was moved to check in on his condition and progress. Needless to say, my hope that all was going well for him was not realized as I learned of his passing and the hard struggle that preceeded his death. I did not follow his blog, although I now wish that I had.

Why I am writing you is to extend my thanks to you for the support that you provided to him as a friend by your frequent comments on his blog. That there was someone who paid attention to the man and his thoughts and let him know that his cyber-presence had meaning and mattered deserves (actually requires) me to send this little note of appreciation to you.

So, a small word from a virtual stranger, THANKS!

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Steve,
Thank you for your kind words. Deron inspired ME.... he was an amazing man, and I feel lucky to have known him!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Beautifully written my friend.

Laurie Brandriet Keller said...

Thankful for your friendship, and your words of wisdom. Off to Tennessee to my stepdaughter's for the holiday. Bless you and yours at Thanksgiving, and always. xoxo.

Life with Kaishon said...

No more dilly dallying! AMEN! Each day is a treasure. Don't wait until tomorrow. Always say I LOVE YOU!

karen gerstenberger said...

I'm sorry for your loss, but am thankful that you are sharing here how Deron has inspired you. That's a beautiful legacy for him, and it is an honor to read about him in your words. Remembering is a great gift. Hugs to you - I hope you had a great holiday with your family!