September 23, 2013 by comhomflt
Events like those that occurred at the Washington Navy Yard this past week, along with the specter of a looming deployment, tend to re-focus my mind on what truly matters in life. Certainly, a sudden loss of life causes me to contemplate my own mortality and what lies beyond, and that is necessary and wise. In addition, as a wife and mother, such events tend to make me more aware of the ordinary moments that usually rush by and cause me to savor the special times I do share with friends and family. These verses from Ecclesiastes remind us to do exactly that – because God does want us to enjoy life and because there are no do-overs on the other side of the grave.
“Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your fleeting life which He has given to you under the sun; for this is your reward in life and in your toil in which you have labored under the sun. Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in [the grave] where you are going.” – Ecclesiastes 9:9-10
And now, a few of those ordinary moments I will be savoring throughout the coming months…
And now, it’s on to our favorite season, so I will leave you with this, an excerpt from my most favoritest poem in the whole wide world:
“They’s something kindo’ harty-like
about the atmusfere
When the heat of summer’s over
and the coolin’ fall is here -“
If you know the author of this lovely poem, I’m sure we can be friends!