Wednesday, July 02, 2008

We Only Have One Life To Live...

I was just sitting here pondering life.
It is but a vapor you know.
I often compare a life to the illustration of putting ones finger into a glass of water, when you pull it out there is no evidence that the finger was ever there, unless you had mud or dirt on your finger then you leave dirty water. We should always try to have clean hands so we don't leave behind dirty water.
Just a few short weeks ago , my life, the things I did, the places I went were based on my mother. She is now dead and I don't even have to consider her anymore. This time last year I wanted to make sure I had plenty of potato salad, because she loved my potato salad, and as is our custom, we cook for family and friends on July 4th, now no-one cares if we have my potato salad or store-bought potato salad. It was just a little thing, but it was so nice of her to make such a big deal about " my potato salad" being so good. It made me feel good, like I was actually good at something. Mothers have a way of doing that sort of thing.
Reminder to self: Make my boys and my girl feel special.
They are special, but it just feels good to hear it sometimes.
20 years ago I had a 3 year old, a 5 year old, a 6 year old, and a 10 year old I had to consider, they were my life and I had to make sure all plans were able to bend around Chris, Matt, Michael and Chad. Whitney was not even a thought. Things change... I just wonder what changes are around the bend? Today Chris, Matt, Michael and Chad are busy, grown men and Mama is not even a thought to them. Whitney is well on her way to being a young woman and one I'm sure I will be proud of one day. Today she's in the fire as usual, being refined into what she will someday be. I pray that she will be a Godly christian woman, but who knows. Only God knows what tomorrow will bring.
1-1/2 years ago Michael & Kelly were in the middle of a tumultuous divorce, this past Friday they got re-married... If I had known how it was all gonna turn out I sure could've saved myself some grief.
They left this morning for North Carolina to begin their new life (again) I know they love each other, they always have. I just pray that they put God 1st and that Michael will be a leader and a Godly husband and daddy. If he does, nothing can stop them.
I just wonder today, what tomorrow holds. I know one thing you can't put your trust in man, he will fail you. Look to Christ. Keep your eyes on Him and whatever comes your way, you will say as in Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: [and] again I say, Rejoice.


Glenda, saved by grace said...

i love
have i
you lately
how much
i love
potato salad???!??!

Anonymous said...

I love it too

Carol said...

Uh.... I think Mama liked MY potato salad the best. LOL. Just kidding.

Your potato salad is very good. (Just not QUITE as good as mine). haha.

Congratulations to Michael & Kelly. I hope they will work hard and make a good home for little Caleb.


Mary Ellen said...

I like your potato salad too. You have to make it, it's a tradition!!! Rudy gets the NO onions & I get the onions.

Anonymous said...

Glenda, I miss you guys. Call me sometime. I had lost the blog addy when my comp crashed and when jim gave it to me tonight I caught up on you and Rudy and msWhitney (who is so beautiful of course). I'm so sorry you lost your mom but sooooooooooo amazingly happy she's with our Lord and you'll see her again, and I'll meet her too. GBU guys Suezette

Jim said...

Glenda. I'm so happy that Michael and Kelly patched things up. I always thought they belonged together.I was on Paltalk talking to Suz about our trip to the White river. We got to talking about you and Rudy and she wasn't aware of your mother's death so I sent her your url( she lost it when she bought a new PC) so she could read about it. I can see things are going well with you and your family. God bless.
By His Grace,

Glenda, saved by grace said...

Thanks for the comments, Whitney , Rudy Carol and Meo. I am so glad to hear from you Jim and Suzette.
Thanks ya'll for your prayers.
Carol, No she liked MINE best :]]