Friday, March 13, 2009

Embrace Life Simply

Gleaning wisdom from the old and young on how to embrace life simply:

I sat with an older man this week who is dying, his body is shutting down slowly and pain has been minimal. I listened to his stories, and then he asked me to share how my day had been going. I told him it felt like my life had many loose ends or threads that needed to be tied together or cut off. His reply was how he would love to have loose ends to worry about. I realized at that moment, I really have nothing to complain about. The undone threads of life are what keep us fully alive.

Today, as I drove little Haliey to school, she reached over in the car and asked to take my hand so she could pray for me. I was driving the truck, and could not give her my hand. She continue never the less to pray to Jesus that he would keep her mom, Teela, Grandpa, Grandma (me), and herself safe throughout this day. Another, ah ha moment, God is touching this little girls heart with the love of Christ.

Later Robin


Alleluiabelle said...

I am so touched by your post Robin. My dad went through two long years with a terminal illness, which he eventually died from and my mom went through a long battle with heart disease and died as well. We learn so much when we are exposed to death so intimately in the face. We listen, we caretake, we love and we learn so much about life, about our faith, about our spirituality and so much more during such times. We are much stronger then we think with the help of our Lord. Our lives are put into perspective when our main focus is on Him. God is surely watching over you, your daughter and your family. What a treasure you have in her with her prayers for all of you.


Robin Sloboda said...

Thanks Alleluiabble,

Thank you for your words of encouragement. This has been a crazy week but God does give grace and teaches us through simple life situations.

P.S. Haliey is my Granddaughter by choice...I wrote about her in an earlier post.