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So the funeral was today.  I watched, in pain, as my friend said goodbye to her husband; the father of her beautiful children.  Oh my gosh – How does this happen?  In an instant, your life is completely upside down.  Inside out.  Changed forever.  Just. Like. That.

At times like these, we are called to pause and reflect on our own lives.  What, or who, have we been taking for granted??  We all get busy.  Busy, busy, busy.  So much to do; so little time. Right?  So what would change if we really knew what “so little time” really meant?

We complain that our husbands leave the toilet seat up, snore so loud that the walls vibrate and never buy us flowers.  So go out and buy yourself a bunch of flowers – and a pair of earplugs while you’re at it.  And please note that it takes less than five seconds to put a toilet seat down.  Seriously.  Husbands complain that their wives never stop talking.  Talking while they are watching sports. Talking while they are (trying to) read the paper. Talking, talking, talking.   But what if that talking was truly silenced.  Forever.

“If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away”, a song chosen by his kids to accompany the video…. a picture diary of a life well lived, but cut way too short. Click on the link.  Watch the video.  The words remind us how fragile and fleeting life can be.  We can’t go back.  Once our loved ones are gone, they are gone forever.  Today is a gift from God…. so love with all your heart.

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