Archive | September, 2016

Time is Precious

9 Sep

A lot has been going on lately; staying busy with work and family. It has always been easy for me to get stressed and caught up in everything that is happening in the world around me. 

A few weeks ago I wrote about my husband and I purchasing our land. We are still so excited about this new adventure! We went to a local credit union to get our loan. We worked with a very sweet lady. She helped us tremendously and was always willing to explain anything we didn’t fully understand. She spoke about her son starting Youth at our church and how nervous she was about him playing football. Casual small talk, nothing out of the ordinary. 

Then on Sunday, a couple of weeks later, we found out the tragic news that she had passed away. We couldn’t believe this because we had just recently talked to her and she was so helpful and kind. 

It was the same day that we found out that someone else we knew passed away. Someone we had seen at a restaurant just the month before. Two people, in such a short amount of time, gone. 


My heart is broken for the families directly affected by these two losses. Two families, changed forever. It is extremely hard to understand why things like this happen. Especially so sudden. 

I know full well the pain of losing a loved one. It is something that you never get over. The pain gets easier to bear, but it never goes away. 

Learning about the loss of someone you know really makes you appreciate life and the loved ones you have. You cherish each moment and every memory you get to make. You learn to never let the sun set on an argument. You make sure they know how much you love and appreciate them. And you thank God for every second. 

But it is inevitable that we (I) will get caught back up in the busyness and chaos then once again, forget to cherish those we love. At times, it can be a tragedy to remind us, but sometimes it can be the birth of a loved one that can reveal to us God’s continual goodness and grace. This last Friday, we welcomed a new cousin into the family. This sweet baby boy came a few weeks early, but he is healthy and precious. 

Welcome Bentley James! 💙

This new life brings hope and joy, as well as a new perspective. 

Time and life is are both so precious and they are something that cannot be taken for granted. So love those you’re close to and cherish each moment, because each one is a gift that God has so graciously given to us. 

Blessings,

Mrs. Hannah D. ❤️