I started attending a Mom's group at our church last semester to
So, anyways, it makes you stop and think. Here is this woman, with 4 children that has suddenly lost her husband. What would I do in that situation? Would I have the strength to be strong? How many times in the past week with the stress of the holidays (and our bouts of a stomach virus that has made me feel crappy and on edge) did I "bark" at my husband? How many times did I go to bed without telling him that I loved him? How many times did I get annoyed because he left a bowl or plate in the sink again without putting it in the dishwasher? Probably too many to count.
It's another lesson that shows you that you never know what life will throw your way. God has the power and control to take someone that we love so very much out of our lives here on earth in an instant. So, why not count our blessings today? Let the little things go. Hug our loved ones a little tighter. Kiss them a little longer and let them know that you love and appreciate them for the person that they are. Be kinder to those around us. Reach out and help someone in need. I, for one, am going to make a better effort to do so.
You can read about Shelly on her blog. She wrote a beautiful letter to her husband on Saturday that shows her love for her husband and her faith in the Lord.