Sunday, April 30, 2006

There's nothing like trying to write a paper when your mind is in a hundred other places...

I found out tonight that my great uncle died of a heart attack this morning in the shower. It's weird because I haven't had the chance to spend a lot of time around him...he's my grandma's brother and so we only have seen him at family reunions and some holidays. He was such a wonderful man, though, because he (and his wife) were always SO nice and SO dear to us...we aren't even their grandkids but they love us so much. He was so jolly and friendly and upbeat. He loved family and tradition...and that meant a lot to me.

My grandpa just got out of the hospital and is feeling pretty weak. I love him and my grandma so much. It's sobering to think about my uncle Bob just dying so suddenly...and it makes me want to hold my family so much more closer than I already do. I love them so much.

Anyway...I talked with my family for a while about that...and about this other lady in our church who is in the hospital with cancer. She was doing better for a while but now she is dying. She has a 12 yr old son and a 16 yr old daughter. It's really sad...

And then there was the bad car accident at Taylor University this week and many who died...

Life is a vapor. Father, help us not to waste it. Lord, may we make you our treasure and take your calling and prompting seriously. Teach us to love well.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen. Sigh.

M. Perkins said...

Amen.

Allie said...
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Allie said...

I didnt know that she is dying now?! That is so sad.
Recently I have just realized how much we are under attack. The Taylor incident has definitely taught me that relationships are so much more important and to prioritize.
In chapel today the speaker talked about how it is better to love and experience loss than to never love at all.
With all that said, Andrea, I love you. You are such a dear friend to me.

Anonymous said...

I don't think her prognosis is "dying"... she just isn't doing well at all. There is still hope. My favorite quote from Cry, the Bloved Country is -- "while there is life, there is hope for amendment of life." Same goes for health.