Death, unfortunately, gets me thinking. About life. I just want to make sure that I don't take any moment for granted.
With my kids I have been finding myself getting really short on patience lately. Payton (my 2-year-old) is starting to test the waters with me and I have not been as loving or full of grace as I need to be. And I know these years are going to fly by. They already have! I can't believe that Payton is 2, going on 20! So I am resolving to continue down the path of training up my children to behave, but to do so with with grace for them. I want to make sure I have enough playing and laughing time too.
I have also thought about all the things that I would like to say to people that I haven't said. My dad wanted to talk with my Grandpa one last time and he wasn't able to. So I started thinking about what I would want to say to my dad if he passed away unexpectedly. I want to make sure he hears these things before it's too late.
I know that many of us have had moments like this. Where we sit and really reflect on life. I want to make sure that I take these reflections and really apply them to my life. I want to live each moment to it's fullest, enjoying everything that Papa has for me and my family! I want to make sure that I share Papa's love with everyone, and not be afraid to speak the truth out. I want everyone I love to know how much I love them, and I want them to know how much God loves them.
So I am going to live the life that Papa has for me! I am going to love for Him and live for Him.