Talking with my sister-in-law late this afternoon, I was encouraged by her awareness that she is not long for this side of heaven. There was not any hint of denial of her situation. There was honest sadness of her years coming to a conclusion. But there was also a trust in her future that had her saying, "Well, we are all going to die some time. Even you."
With the "Even you...", she giggled and looked at me, mustering a mischievous smile. "But make sure you don't die before you're supposed to."
That I will take with me. Too many olders I know are settling down to die before their time. There is a prevailing attitude among too many folks my age and older that they've "paid their dues." That is the ultimate in sad to me.
I told Marjorie, "I don't plan to die a second before I'm supposed to." Her response, "Well good. You make sure of that."
Holding her hand I told her that I would be praying for peace and comfort for her every day. She responded, "With Judy here, that helps. She just seems to always know what to do and say."
That's my precious wife. She will be here for another week. I fly home on Sunday (tomorrow) and back at the end of the week, for the two of us to road trip home. There will be much to talk about on this return trip after the significant days we've had away
Life. For any and all of us, with regard to eternity? Like a vapor.
...how do you plan to live your life?
Beginning with now?