Today was a stark realization about the speed of our days.
My child got her driving permit today. Nearing womanhood at an alarming pace. (To me, that is). A child some days prances around, while a mature young woman sits in the same room an hour later.
I visited a friend with a brand new baby today at the hospital… beautiful and strong. Yet, frail. His precious young body tender and dependant upon others to care for him.
A loved one called this afternoon to share an unexpected surprise in her fight against cancer. She, who is tough and efficient in her daily life, is reduced to the mercy of a surgeon’s steady hand and modern medicine. Praying.
My own body which housed a young woman so recently looks back at me from the mirror with new characteristics I don’t recognize. Aging comes.
We sometimes get wrapped up in the fullness of our days, thinking upon all the things we must do and accomplish. Slow down. Enjoy the moment. They are all powerful gifts. What a beautiful thing it is to recognize the frailty in our lives. With it comes sincere awe at the handiwork of our God.
True enough, I was running as fast as the next today, but no more. Reflection brings me back to the core values I hold so dear. The life around me. Enjoying life in the physical sense of my world. Life in the spiritual sense connecting with God. Life in the gifts of holding my loved ones close tonight. Not wasting a moment running blind. I will see…