NANCY COWIE July 21, 1958 – November 6, 2016
I’m happy for Nancy; she is at peace now.
And once again with her beloved Reg.
I’m sad for those of us left behind.
I miss her. But why am I so sad?
I know I will see her again, in heaven, on that glorious day.
Did I tell her how much I love and admire her?
Did she know?
Yes, she knew. I have nothing left unsaid.
Yet I wish I could hug her one more time.
So what is that fear that I see popping up?
Fear of wasting my life…
Dying too soon, with my book still inside me, lost from others forever.
How can I honor her best?
Say wonderful things at her celebration of life?
That is nice, but so fleeting.
Write it down. Document it.
If it’s not documented it didn’t happen.
Lost forever in the wind.
Death will happen to each of us.
None of us know when.
If we are gravely ill, we will know it’s close.
The rest of us …
it could be sudden, after a chronic illness, or a long life.
How will you live out the rest of your life?
Will you make it count for something?
For me–I declare I will take the next step.
I will write, blog, and walk the talk.
Love God. Love others. Tell about Jesus to whomever comes in my path.
And the reason for my hope in the face of grief and death.
Jesus, my hope of heaven.
Nov 7, 2016