Today I was reading my friend Vicky’s blog and she talked about her friend Jen who just “departed her earthly home, for her new heavenly home”. I clicked over to Jen’s blog with heavy heart and read back over some of her posts. In early May, Jen said she’d been thinking back through her life about the times she was the happiest.
“I think this is probably a normal phase” Jen said, “ for someone in my place right now.”
The “place” Jen was talking about of course, was fighting stage 4 cancer.
Her happiest moments, she said, were things like eating a peanut butter and banana sandwich, playing with her childhood dog, Sam and diving for quarters in the pool with her dad.
Such simple moments.
Then she asked her readers that question…when in your life were you the happiest?
So I allowed myself a moment to think back…
Sunday dinner…a warm buttery yeast roll very nearly melting on my tongue, standing in the yard on a cold night, watching as Daddy and my brother David turned on our outside Christmas lights…early morning coffee time with my Gramma…The Husband and I saying prayers over our sleeping babies…
There were more, but you get the picture.
Those simple moments are sacred because of the One who gave them.
Those simple times are the grace-moments that make up my life.
So precious yet so easily overlooked.
Father thank you for grace–moments, help me to be keenly aware of the sacred in my days…
Like Jen asked her readers…I want to ask you if you have a minute, would you pause and think back…
What moments were the happiest for you in your past?
Would you share a couple of those grace-moments with us?
~Love love love to you my friends~