Friday, February 12, 2010

Over so quickly

So much preparation for something over so quickly. I wore the dress once, ate one slice of the cake, smiled a lot of smiles; we didn't exit the ceremony as we'd planned, didn't dance nearly enough...but in spite of all the planning and all the dreaming, it happened as it was supposed to. It was perfect. Yet it was over so quickly.

What of life?

Over so quickly.... But not.

This week I lost someone very important to me. I don't think she knew how much. And when I think back on who she was and the few short years I truly knew her, I relearn a much needed lesson: THIS life is so much preparation for something that NEVER ends: eternity.

1 comment:

  1. At the memorial service, one of the young ladies remembered Aunt Martha and Uncle Phil with these words, "They showed up! Graduations. Weddings. Baby showers. They were there." During her preparation for eternity, Aunt Martha cared about the people she knew; what a blessing she was.