What do you do when you almost lose someone. Your friend. When they were seconds away from never again smiling at everyone, never again just always being there.
But then God lets them stick around some more.
And things get to go on like normal.
Except that when you see them it all flashes into your mind, and you feel like a fist slams into your throat when you realize what could have happened.
But at the same time you are struck with unspeakable joy, so so deeply glad you can see them here and now.
I think we humans are forgetful. In the middle of normal life, we forget how happy things are and how thankful we should be. Sadly, we have to see an entire life flash before our eyes and be scared into remembering to delight in the souls around us while they are here.
I was scared. And yes, underneath it all I am terribly glad to have my eyes opened to just how good and merciful God is to give us so much happiness. But now I want to always remember!
I want to cherish every single beautiful day, every breath I am given to breathe, every second God gives me with my people.
Let’s cherish each moment. ~A