This post is a rambling of thoughts….My thoughts on Perspective.

When somebody close to your age dies it really puts life into perspective.

It makes you want to be a better person because your own mortality is put right in front of you.
You don’t want to waste away a single minute that you’ve been given.

When a fellow mom dies….
I questioned my own mothering. Have I been doing it right. If I died tomorrow would my kids know I loved them.

When my friends husband dies….
I wanted hug mine. A little tighter. A little longer. Not be the first to let go.

When a mama looses her babe before it gets a chance to take a breath this side of heaven we hurt for that mama and rejoice because the baby went straight to the arms of Jesus.
He loves that baby, and all of our children, abundantly more than we ever could.

His plans are always better than ours. That doesn’t mean to say we are okay with them.

When I got the call that my mom passed away, unexpectedly, I wasn’t okay with His plan. I didn’t get to say good-bye.
I didn’t get to call her on the phone and talk about it.
The way she passed was still an answer to prayer.
She and I had talked and always hoped when she did go, that she wouldn’t be in her bed for one of my kids to find her.
My kids weren’t even here, they were in Alaska. So I got the whole first week alone, with The Principal, to grieve on my own.

We may never know, this side of Heaven, why He chooses to do what He does.
You can bet I WILL be asking Him what He was thinking….Just so I can understand.

1 My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

Have you had any recent events put life into Perspective for you? How did you or are you handling it?

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