You don’t remember days you remember moments. I try to take life day by day. Then the world steps in and we plan… we calculate… we prioritize. Then someone you love, someone that meant the world to you is called home and time suddenly stands still. The world stops for a moment and you get off. The planning stops. The calculations change and the priorities are different. Then for a moment, you focus on his words, his actions, his purpose in your life. I lost my dad Christmas morning and the world has stopped. I got off the ride to spend time looking at his life, his works, his love. He spent his life teaching me to love the Lord. To have integrity and to treat others the way I would want to be treated. I will have to get back on the ride but for now I will rest in the fact that he is wrapped in our Saviors arms.
Rest well Pop.
This week as I left a christian school I encountered a statue of Mary holding her son after he had been removed from the cross. I can not see or think of that scene without pause and without tears. This time of year it is easy to get caught up in the lights… the presents… the programs… in the celebration.
But pause!! Breathe in what this season truly means. He came when he didn’t have to. He put up with Satan when he didn’t have to. He suffered when he didn’t have to. He died a horrible death when he didn’t have to. WHY!! DEEP AND UNENDING LOVE!!!
I Love You!