Monday, May 5, 2008

Here lately I've come to realize just how fragile life is. How quickly it changes right in front of our eyes. How fast our babies grow up. How very unexpectedly tradgedy and devastation can move into our lives and change everything. And again how wonderful things happen every day. How life changes for everyone and affects us all in different ways. In the past couple of weeks I have witnessed so much change. Some wonderful and full of hope and new beginnings. Some sad that make us question life and it's purpose. I have watched my sister-in-law, Dee graduate from college with Honors and start a brand new life for her and her daughter. I have begun to prepare myself to say goodbye to my very best friend, Sarah as she heads off to a brand new start a thousand miles away. It's an amazingly hopeful and refreshing new beginning for her but a truly sad time for me. I have watched my wonderful friend, Magan get engaged and start preparing for her wedding and marriage. I am happy that she is so happy. I have been floored with the unexpected news that another friend of mine has been diagnosed with cancer. It makes my heart hurt that she is scared and unsure of what is to come. It knocks the breath out of me. I have stood by my husband as he begins a new career. And this change alone evokes so many emotions and feelings.....happiness, pride, fear, and worry. In just a few weeks, I have seen great happiness, unwavering commitment, gut-wrenching fear, unfathomable heartbreak, hopeful giddyness, shining courage, and unsurpassable love. I am a very lucky woman to have each of these people in my life - to share their life changes with them. Good or bad. Easy or hard. Life changes with every breath, with every day, with everyone of us. Life is a gift and I am thankful that my life is intertwined with all of you. I am grateful that we have a just and loving God who is there for every change and for every situation. The fragility of life is something we should all try to keep in perspective. There will be ups and downs and in-betweens. How quickly it can go from one to the other is something we should all prepare ourselves for. And in the mean time remember who to give thanks to for all we are blessed with. Whether it is cancer, marriage, careers, or just everyday life, God is good and is always there to help us navigate our path. I ask that you all keep my family in your thoughts and especially in your prayers as Chad begins his new career with Metro. It is the dawn of a new lifestyle for us - we look forward to it all and are excited for what is to come. However, I cannot help but be worried about my husband and his safety everyday as he leaves our home. Thank you all so much for being there and for helping me maintain my sanity. I love you all very much! God Bless you all =)


Joy said...

Congrats on his new job.

I do understand the fear and not understanding the cancer thing, I just made a post troday about this and how it is affecting my wonderful neighbor.

I hope we get to go out next Friday. Hopefully they will not schedule our makeup game that night.

Anonymous said...

I love you more than life itself! And I am truly going to miss you more than anything!

I think about Chad everyday, I hope the training is going well! Jam, God is going to protect Chad, and your family. Just know that!

And tell Dee Congrats! I am so happy for her and Hannah! What a wonderful time of new beginings for them!