The Last Lecture

I am beginning a new book today.  It is called The Last Lecture.  The man in it has been given only a short period to live.  He has a wife and three young children.  He gave a lecture at his college and wrote this book for his children as they grow older.  They were all very young, probably too young to understand the loss, but he didn’t want to be forgotten, so he wrote too them.

With all the worries we let creep into our midst how can we learn to just enjoy the day?  I often hear people say, “Live for the moment!  Don’t worry about tomorrow, with it comes a whole new set of worries!” 

But I find it hard to live every minute like it’s my last, presumably because it’s not.  I find it hard to remember to enjoy every second, because it might be my last.  I wish I could.  I might have to add that to my twenty wishes and work hard on it.

Verse for today…

But a time is coming, and has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home.  You will leave me all alone.  Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.  In me you may have peace.  I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world!

John 16:32-33

We are never alone in this world.  Even when it has beaten us down and left us for dead Jesus is there waiting for us to call out to Him!  Call out to Him!  Now is the time.  There may be only minutes left on this earth to tell His story and tell about His love.  Only He knows how long we are put on this earth for and while we are here we have only to spread His word.  It’s laid out plainly for us in the bible.

Great News!

Well I guess it’s official now.  I had my ultra sound and there is a baby in my tummy!  I am so excited!  I can’t even believe it’s happening and until my ultrasound yesterday I have been hesitant to get too excited.  But now my baby is 2.26 cm long and has a heart beat of 167! 

I have been out of practice for so long I am going to have to read all of those baby books over again.  Benjamin just turned six years old!  He is more excited than I am I tell you!  That boy can’t wait for the baby to come. 

So now we have to shift gears from the adoption of a toddler or preschooler to diapers and formula.  Just what Mitch was excited about avoiding:)  Oh well – I will take the poopy, pukey, paranormal smells of a new born.  It will be an adventure!

My Mom

My mom has a look about her when she is concerned about one of her little chicks.  She is so caring and loving and has such a gentle touch.  She is always willing to help out when she can. 

At the drop of a hat she will fly to rescue one of her injured chicks.

My son and her share a wonderful smile/grin and I laugh when they both show it off to the world.  I can’t imagine what my life would be like without her. 

She has always been there for me and my family now to hold our hand, to cry with us, to laugh with us and just be with us. 

As I grow older I am finding that we are such similar creatures.  I think we are even beginning to look a little like one another:)  Certainly I am beginning to act more like her:)

I want to say thank you to my mom who, even though I don’t show it all the time, has a special place in my heart and whom I love very much!

Thanks mom for teaching me what unconditional love is!