Giving thanks…

Posted by on March 11, 2013 at 12:39 pm.

My this weekend flew by!

Let’s see…Friday my brother was in town and he stayed the entire weekend. I also received a package from far away, I took pictures of the contents and will do a virtual thank you to one of my favorite bloggers in a later post.

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”-Psalm 30:5

This past December my aunt (my mothers sister) found out that she had a brain tumor. The family has supported her and her husband during this time through prayer, supplying the meals so she doesn’t have to cook, cleaning the house, etc., It’s a huge change seeing my aunt going from someone who was always on the go (she was involved with a few outreach ministries with her church) to being unable to drive and in bed most of the time.

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A few days ago we learned that she most likely doesn’t have that much longer to live. I haven’t had too many people that are close to me die. I’m forty-two and have only lost two people that I had a close relationship with. And yes, I know that I’m really fortunate to be able to say that when compared to some people. This instance is different in that we know that she most likely won’t make it, the only thing left to do is wait. Sounds a bit morbid, you know? I’m still trying to get used to the fact that she might not be around too much longer.
I do know that she is a Christian and although the statement is overused she truly is an great example of how a Christian should be.

“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.”

Matthew 7:13

I always liked that she hasn’t changed the Bible to make it palatable for “today’s society.” After all, who’s she to change Gods word? But yet many of us attempt to do that. I was one of them, and created a mishmash of different religions that suited my “style” to make it more palatable for myself and those around me… even though I knew what I was doing was wrong on so many levels. I firmly put on my blinders. Thankfully I stopped doing that. I do appreciate that my aunt doesn’t make excuses about her faith she does try to be the best Christian she can be… which is how it should be you know? Why some Christians are content to just slip into heaven or make excuses for their faith is something I simply can’t understand.

If she doesn’t have much longer on this earth, I will miss her. But I’m comforted when I realize that I’ll see her again in heaven. The reality is, that our physical life is small compared to the eternal life we will all experience whether our final destination is heaven or hell…

Green Day: Time of Your Life
Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test, and don’t ask why
It’s not a question, but a lesson learned in time

It’s something unpredictable, but in the end is right,
I hope you had the time of your life.

So take the photographs, and still frames in your mind
Hang it on a shelf in good health and good time
Tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial
For what it’s worth it was worth all the while.

It’s something unpredictable, but in the end is right,
I hope you had the time of your life.

It’s something unpredictable, but in the end is right,
I hope you had the time of your life

It’s something unpredictable, but in the end is right,
I hope you had the time of your life.

6 Comments

  • Jennifer says:

    So sorry to hear about your aunt! You are all in my thoughts/prayers!

    My post started out somewhat similar today…with those suffering with health issues, that is. I have a few friends, family members, co-workers, etc dealing with a lot – it’s hard. It’s also scary when it seems like everyone around here seems to be battling with Cancer and other illnesses. Very Scary.

    HUGS!
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    Opal Reply:

    @Jennifer, I’ll keep your loved ones in my prayers, thanks for the comment it made me smile. 🙂
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  • suituapui says:

    Yes, life’s like that. “This world is not our home, we’re just a passing through…” My only hope is that I can do good things, however small, and make people happy while I am here…and I pray that the passing, when the time comes, will be smooth and easy. God bless your aunt and all in the family.
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    Opal Reply:

    Beautifully said @suituapui and thanks for the blessings. 🙂

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  • Nicky says:

    So sorry to read about your aunt. I’ll be praying for her, you and the rest of your family.

    Despite the sadness that’s in the now, it’s a wonderful assurance to know that one day you’ll meet again.
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    Opal Reply:

    Thanks @Nicky,

    Despite the sadness that’s in the now, it’s a wonderful assurance to know that one day you’ll meet again.

    I agree!

    You know, I’ve always found crafting to be great therapy and so these days I’m making the time sew or knit. 🙂
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