Sunday, July 17, 2011

Putting it All in Perspective

Sometimes things happen in our lives that put everything in perspective.

This happened to me this weekend when I learned of the passing of a family member. One whom I was close to in age, but whom I hadn't had an actual conversation with for years.

Hearing the news made me feel sad for a life that ended way too soon.

It made me ache for the loved ones left behind to miss him and wonder why.

It made me sad that I haven't been good about staying in touch with my extended family. We share a history and that's important.

It made me a bit ashamed for the way I've been feeling about my own life.

And it made me think of all the times I spent with him...hunting Easter eggs at Grandma's; riding the Spider at our church festival; sitting at the kid's table at our family Thanksgiving even though we were technically adults; and seeing each other at so many family holidays, weddings and other functions over the last 30-plus years.

In the end, it made me remember this...

"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” 
--Revelation 21:4


  1. Sure made me stop and think!!!

  2. I feel for you.
    I've had one this week, too--not a death, but a major illness in the family.
    Good verse!

  3. Hugs to you. Life is precious, but sometimes it is hard to remember that each DAY is also unique. We are still relatively invincible in our 30's and 40's, but life still has a way of giving us perspective when we need it. So sorry for your loss!



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