I just read a blog post of a friends friend who lost a child this season. Her faith is compelling. One thing she wrote is that the night before her child's sudden death she was annoyed because she had so much to do and the girl wanted her mom to hold her. She said, if she had known it were her last she would have held her. I want to live 2011 like it's my last or my families last. Wouldn't that change everything?
If today is it, wouldn't we want to kiss, hug and express our love to our families and one another. It just changes everything. All this silly worries just go away. Life would all of a sudden be so simple, wouldn't it? I believe that's my resolution. I didn't have one until I read that post. But, now I believe it served as a reminder that there is an end, an end for all of us.
So, my top 5 things I want to do everyday:
1. Thank God for this brief life everyday and most importantly that when I die I will see Him face to face because Jesus died on a cross and suffered the wrath- taking it all, the wrath that I deserve. Now I have peace with God. I'm forgiven because He was forsaken, I'm accepted, He was condemned, I'm alive and well, His Spirit is within me, because He died and rose again. AMAZING LOVE How can it be?
2. Kiss and love on my husband Thern. He is my hero!
3. Play with Weston and Sydney and play play play, and kiss kiss kiss everyday
4. Clean a little
5. Cook a yummy meal.
6. Bonus- make sure my extended family know how much I love them
Honestly, I do these things but this year I will be even more intentional. More aware of their needs, more concerned about them than my own comforts, more excited about the sweet mundane. I want to thank God for the gospel more and more.
2011 is going to be fantastic! May God bless you this year!