"But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. My mouth will tell of your righteousness, of your salvation all day long, though I know not its measure." Psalm 71:14-15

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Health, Love and Wealth...

And Time to Enjoy It. That's what the pewter plate reads that was given to us for our wedding by GP and Grandy (Matt's grandparents). It sits in a plate holder on top of our refrigerator. The same plate spent many years in GP and Grandy's kitchen, and it meant so much to us when we received it. And now, today, I realized how much more I treasure the gift and the blessing inscribed on it.

My friend Karson faces a very long battle ahead of her, that started this morning with the first of her INDEFINITE chemo treatments (that's right, indefinite, straight from her doctor's mouth). I noticed our plate this morning, and it rocked me to the core. It sits beside the bananas, and I get a banana for breakfast every morning, but today I really noticed it and read it for the first time in a while.

Life, love, family, friends, time are such precious gifts from God. Brian preached about it Sunday. The way we choose to spend our TIME each day, each task, are the most important decisions we make. No one is ever faced with their own mortality wishing that they spent more time at the office getting work done, or the gym trying to perfect our physical appearance, or in the yard trying to have the greenest lawn on the block. When faced with the big stuff, life or the end of it, we want more TIME with the ones we LOVE.

I am possibly facing an opportunity that may take more TIME from me than I am willing to give. Even though I've been waiting a while on an opportunity, this opportunity just may not be worth it. I can wait a little more, I guess. In the end, I will thank me for it. Right now, I have HEALTH (thank you Jesus); I have LOVE from an amazing man and so many family and friends; I have enough WEALTH to be comfortable. In light of all of that, I choose to spend the TIME I do have enjoying it!


Meg said...

:) That was a nice post. I enjoyed reading it, I have far too much cancer in my life...it is everywhere, quick synopsis: my mom is a BC and thyroid CA survivor, my FIL is dying from a CA called mesothelioma, and my friends 2 year old was just diagnosed with CA.

I know what you are going through, I too am trying my hardest to live my life for those that don't get a chance to live it. Keep your head held high, Karson and her family are in my prayers.

The Laney Family said...

To Health, to Wealth, to Life, to LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE...and alpha omicron pi....haha...sorry i couldn't resist!

The Laney Family said...

so...i made my first comment before i spent time reading your post! I am praying for your friend and for your decision that are obviously looming in front of you. you are always in my prayers my friend!

*Jill* said...

Don't worry Adair, after I wrote the post and went back to read it, I sang the same song in my head! It actually made me giggle a little. :)