Celebrating Nancy's birthday today, another year gone by. It isn't a major milestone, but once again, I'm reminded of the swiftness of time and the need to savor the moment. Too often I find myself flying through a day, never stopping to look around and fix the memory of the moment.
Nancy is a fantastic cook, a chef extraordinaire. She makes incredible meals nearly every day, simple meals of rich flavors. Yet I must confess, most times I eat the meal too fast, without slowing down the savor the nuances of flavors.
I've had a lot of reminders this week.
Our German Shepherd, Britta died on Wednesday.
My sister-in-law's mother passed away.
Three daughters that are growing so fast that we need to plan toward college.
I believe the challenge of life is to remember the gift of time that God gives each of us. Yes, we are eternal beings, created in the image of God, forgiven through the sacrifice of Jesus, and led and guided by the Holy Spirit. But we are blessed with people around us, friends, family, and yes, even pets!
Enjoy today. In a few hours, it will no longer exist.