Celebrating Each Day with Someone Who is Dying...


Each day is precious all the time. Become more aware and appreciative of what God gives us everyday.

My sister in law Debbie is, medically speaking, dying (aren't we all?). At any rate, Debbie has late stage cancer and has no medical hope of living for very long. Her husband Ted recently prayed to receive Christ, and Debbie is pressing in close to the Father. We rejoice in what God is doing in their lives spiritually and we are praying for their healing, but we recognize that her healing may be in her heavenly home-going. And yet, today was a good day. How so?

Today was a good day because Debbie slept pretty well last night, we had a good morning with her, she took a couple of naps today, felt good enough to go out to dinner tonight (one day after her 50th birthday!), and actually went shopping at Nordstrom! We are all celebrating the time with her because we realize now, more than ever, that each day is precious.

So I got to wondering: Is each day “really” more precious today than it was 3 months ago? Nope. Each day is precious all the time. However, our RECOGNITION and APPRECIATION of what makes the days precious has changed dramatically in light of what we know is Debbie’s medical condition. Sadly, it often takes something like this to make us grateful for what we really have.

I’m working on being more aware and appreciative of what God has given us in the every day. I want to be a grateful person. How about you?


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