What a day it has been for emotions. Last night as I went to bed I felt such a burden for all the victims of evil. With all the beheadings and shootings it really seems like the respect of life itself across the entire world is quickly slipping away.
When I woke this morning one of the first posts I saw as I checked into social media news was that a friend and her son had come upon a terrible car accident right after it happened and shared that they had stopped to help. We went on to my daughters soccer game and after we arrived I checked my phone for messages. The first thing I saw was that a friend I had graduated with from high school had died in a car accident. It was the same accident that my friend and son had stopped at the scene to help. For the sake of privacy for all friends involved I don’t want to share any more details other than my friend in the accident left behind very young children and a husband. The soccer game became background noise as communication was made to connect families so that the husband could have some questions answered and some closure.
My nerves rattled we then sped home after the game to go to my mothers to join my sister and her family to celebrate my mom’s birthday. Her first birthday without my dad here to celebrate with her. We did a little work for her in the yard that included dismantling my dad’s garden. We planted it for her this year, but she really didn’t have the time or need for it as that was always my dad’s thing. So we said yet another goodbye so it seemed today.
One of my dearest life long friends attended her 10th annual Leukemia and Lymphoma walk as a survivor of Leukemia. Usually we walk with her, but the schedule conflicts did not allow this year. For my friend it was also the wedding anniversary she and her late husband shared. Another classmate that we lost too soon he to the thief of cancer.
It was our oldest daughters first homecoming dance this evening and the emotions shifted upward to see our daughter and her friends becoming such wonderful and beautiful young ladies. My mind kept going back to classmates of my own now gone with the shock of latest loss so new.
My heart felt heavy for some friends who lost their teenage daughter just last fall in a car accident and tonight would have been her senior year homecoming.
LIFE…every single event and emotion today was LIFE. A life worth living. A life worth preserving and respecting. A life full of ups and downs. A life full of sadness and joys. What so many in this world believe they have the right to steal from others. Spewing out the most lame excuses and rants as to why they are justified to take the life of another human being.
There are still people in this world who respect and cherish every life and every breath no matter how they believe or the color of their skin. There are still people who FEEL and LOVE other human beings!! All of us who love life need to come together and pray to God who gave us life for his healing and protection from evil. God loves our lives so much to knit us in our mother’s womb and to plan our purpose. God loves us so much to send His Son to die for us so that we may have eternal LIFE. Eternity is nothing we can earn it is only by God’s grace, love and mercy. Love LIFE!!!
Psalm 139: 13-16 “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. “