That's how long it is before my miracle boy turns one! Amazing isn't it?? I can't believe I've been so blessed. First, just to get to be his mom because he is a documented one in a million human being. Second, that God let him stay here with us for a while. It'strue we don't know how long that could be but, no one ever knows how long that while is for any child.
Lest you think yours is promised to you, I'll share a few who were called back before their parents expected. My cousin, Brian Moody, 16 years old car accident. He had everything life could offer at his finger tips, but God wanted him home. Taylor Storch, 13 year old on a skiing vacation with her family, called home so a mother of two could have her heart. Tiojai Williams, 5 years old swimming at a birthday party with his family. I'm sure we all know someone if we stop and think for a minute.
This isn't to sadden you but to help wake you up and give you a chance to appreciate your loved ones. Tell them that you love them NOW because nothing is promised to us. I cam so close to losing my child that I never stop letting the people around me know that I love them. They may think it's trite or just something I always say, but They will always know and I will never have any regrets. A day couldn't go by without me telling someone that I loved them, to me that would be like trying not to breathe. It just happens without me thinking about it. I read a poem that hangs in the parents room at the children's hospital and I'd like to share it here:
To All Parents- by Edgar A. Guest
"I'll lend you for a little time
a child of mine" He said,
"For you to love the while he lives
and mourn for when he's dead.
It may be six or seven years
or twenty-two or three,
But will you, till I call him back,
take care of him for Me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you
and should his stay be brief,
You'll have his lovely memories
as solace for your grief."
"I can not promise he will stay,
since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there
I want this child to learn.
I've looked the wide world over,
in my search for teachers true
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes,
I have selected you.
Now will you give him all your love,
nor think the labor vain
Nor hate Me when I come to call
to take him back again?"
I fancied that I hear them say:
"Dear Lord, Thy will be done!
For all the joy Thy child shall bring,
the risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness,
we'll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we've know
forever grateful stay;
But shall the angels call for him
much sooner than we'd planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes
and try to understand."
I just wanted to share with you today that we all need to consider our lives and those around us temporary, and each day is to be cherished, not wasted. Now GO TELL SOMEONE YOU LOVE THEM!!