Life is short. We are all told that all our lives. As a child we don’t really believe it. It takes forever for our birthday to come. It takes forever for summer to come. It takes forever for…the list goes on and on.
When we grow up, it seems to pass off way too fast. First it is January, and then before we know it summer is here…and then Christmas. Where does the time go…we would like it to slow down…in order to get all the things done that we think we need to get done. But what are the things we really need to get done…what is really important.
The important things sometimes get left out. We think we have all the time in the world.
What are the important things? I started making a list…
1. Knowing that God loves me.
2. Knowing that I love God.
3. Knowing that I have an eternal relationship with God.
4. Sharing with others how to have an eternal relationship with God.
5. Knowing that I love others and others love me.
6. Telling the people I love that I love them!
7. Not just telling them, but showing the people I love that I love them.
On July 21st, I was reminded of what is important. In a matter of minutes, my sister, Donna went from having a face to face conversation with me to a face to face conversation with Jesus! Did I expect it to happen someday–yes! Did I expect it to happen on that day–no!
Even though I miss her more than I ever realized I would…I am happy that she is in the arms of Jesus. I will see her again when God is ready for me to come HOME.
On Donna’s last day on this earth, we told each other that we loved each other and we had the best time laughing and talking–two of the things we did the best and the most often. She always had time for me and I always had time for her.
We knew what was IMPORTANT!
Donna, I will miss you–but I will see you at the BIG HOUSE.