Sunday Blessings


Spent today with a good friend who battled cancer while in high school a few years ago.  While sitting at a Starbucks, she and I finally had a chance to catch up on her quest to become a nurse, as she says, to pay it forward and help others.

Too often we get caught up in our petty struggles only to realize there are some who deal with challenges far greater than our own.  It was only a couple of years ago where she was in the fight for her life.  Now, you could pass her on the street and never realize how close she came to losing her battle.

It is these moments that remind us to cherish the moments God gives us and to remind us to be grateful for all our blessings.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead!

2 thoughts on “Sunday Blessings

  1. I had one of these moments sitting in church this morning. Today, our church family came together with a family in the church who lost a dear 3 year old girl to drowning 3 years ago. The little girl was really dear to us all, so it was a tragic loss. Today, there were tears, but it was also a moment of celebration. God let that little girl into her family’s (and by extension, ours) life for us to enjoy for a little while.

    Out of the blue, I got hit with an overwhelming realization. I was watching MY (not so little, anymore) girl in the choir during the presentation. She’s 17 now, getting ready to go into her senior year of high school. 14 years ago this month, we almost lost her … to drowning. You hear people say it all the time, but this was one of the literal moments for this – There, but for the grace of God, go I. It’s been 14 years and I’ve not once taken my little girl for granted, knowing how close we came to losing her.

    I’ve lived my adult life by this motto, even without being able to express it clearly. Amidst the tears, God shown through and revealed what I always knew in my heart was my life’s motto: There, but for the Grace of God, go I.

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