Yesterday was my birthday. One of those major milestone birthdays. Not sweet sixteen. A little older than twenty-one. Beyond the Big 4-0. You figure it out.
As I stared in the mirror Tuesday morning, I wondered how it was that my mom was so old at this same age while I am so young. I wish she were alive so we could laugh about that together. But I imagine she’s going to look at me when I get to heaven and say, “I told you so.” Because she did. She warned me how quickly it would all go by.
One of my daughters and her husband are both battling cancer at present. Both are scheduled for surgeries in June. And yes, of course, I covet your prayers for them.
Health issues (our own or for those we love) tend to remind us how fragile and how short our time on earth is. Too often we forget to embrace life, to take full enjoyment in it and from it. God created us for eternity, and while this world is fallen and broken and not everything it was meant to be (and will one day be again), we should still live life on this earth for all we are worth.
Cuddle those babies.
Hug our parents and children and grandchildren if we have them.
Kiss our spouses if we have them.
Laugh and cry with our friends.
Be silly. Be bold.
Pray audacious prayers.
That’s my own bit of post-birthday wisdom for each and every one of us.
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