Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Last encounter- No regrets

Have you ever taking the time to think about what if this is the day I have the last encounter with this person or if something happens to me today what will they remember about the last encounter with me? Kind of weird and heart wrenching to think about, but in all reality life is so fragile. In mere seconds everything can change forever. Sometimes we just get so into life we forget these people around us are so precious and mean so much to us. We are so worried about getting the kids to school, checking our phones for latest messages or getting to work we don’t take time for those precious moments that could be last encounters.

Life is too short to live with regrets. We need to be proactive about making even little moments count. Sometimes it’s the little things people remember. It’s getting up early to make a child’s breakfast and making sure they have everything they need for the day.  It’s taking time to kiss that spouse goodbye and telling them you love them.

Be intentional about loving the people around you! Don’t take them for granted. We never know when anyone on this earth’s time is up. In the blink of an eye everything can change. That’s why it’s so important to know Jesus as your personal savior and be ready for anything at any moment.  7 years ago my youngest two sons and I were in a very serious accident. Our van rolled 3-4 times and could have easily all been killed, so maybe I think about this all differently than most people.

Live ever single second to its fullest and live every second like it is your last! What would you try to do or accomplish if today was your last day on earth? Who would you go see or call? Who would you make amends with? Who would you give a hug and say I love you more than anything? Would you play with your child instead of doing dishes? Would you hurry home to a spouse instead of working late? What would you do? What will you do today to make a difference and have no regrets?


Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Today is my oldest son Jeremiah’s 14th birthday. I think he is excited to be another year older. I remember like it was yesterday holding him when he was a little baby. He was always so cute in his little GAP hats. It was neat that when Jeremiah was a little older he said, GAP was short for “GOD ANSWERS PRAYER.”

If you have heard the story of Jeremiah overcoming Autism you know that those three words have special meaning to us. Here is a link to his Autism story if you haven’t read it before: Miracles and Autism

For his birthday, Jeremiah has already picked out his ice-cream cake from Dairy Queen, and he is all set for his birthday celebration tonight. We always let our boys choose where they want to eat out. His choice for birthday supper this year is Pizza Hut. I’m ready to go have pizza that sounds really yummy! ; )

After birthday dinner, we will come home and eat cake. This is the first year I have bought non-character party stuff.

Jeremiah is quickly growing into an amazing, young, Christian man. I am so proud of what he stands for, and the choices he makes. Happy Birthday, Jeremiah! We love you very much!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011