Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Long Absence

When I started this blog a couple of years ago, I didn't realize how prophetic the name of it would be. Since my last post (oh so long ago) I have come to realize the true meaning of Traveling Through.
We are traveling through this life, looking toward a better place, a better home, a better way.

On June 17, 2012 I had a heart attack. It was my 2nd confirmed heart attack and I knew right away what it was. Just as the time before it was one clogged artery, everything else was good. However, this time I had to make the changes I had refused to make years before. So I did.

You would think that I would have had plenty to live for with the first one. An awesome husband, 5 beautiful children, other friends and family. That time my mom saved me. She forced my stubborn butt to go to the hospital. But I couldn't save her. The following year, 2005, Mom died of cervical cancer. That was after my Uncle Kenny, Mom's younger brother, had died of a heart attack in July of 2004. In 2006, Grandma joined them in heaven.

The fact is we are all just passing through. The Lord says our lives are but a vapor, and while it seems like a long time to us, it really isn't. As we grow older, time seems to speed up, but the reality is that it is just our awareness of the shortness of our time here on earth. We spend our younger days and years trying to build something, trying to raise our kids, and we spend our older years realizing we were too focused on things that don't matter.

So as you read this, think about what you deem important. If it doesn't include loving your spouse, your kids, your parents, or others then re-think your priorities. Take my word for it-we are just traveling through.

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