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Living without a schedule

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Book | 0 comments

Grandma and Grandpa

Married 73 years

Recent events have caused us to sit back and wait. My family and I have had to wait as my grandmother became really sick and we didn’t know what her future held. She fell ill a week before Christmas and celebrated her 91st birthday in the hospital. Things didn’t look good based on what the doctors had to say. How could this 91 year-old be gone in three weeks? Her resilience to live kept us all waiting. My grandmother was a fighter; strong-willed, independent and very loving to her family. In the end, my grandmother choose comfort care making her last days tolerable. This resilient lady had planned a whole spring in North Carolina, but was suddenly waiting for the end to come. She left the world last Monday.

This whole event has really brought new meaning to planning. I love to plan and make plans for my life and others. However the older I become, the more I realize that life has a different plan in store for us. Proverbs tell us ‘We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.’ And this is so true. Three weeks ago, I was telling my grandmother Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday. This Monday I sang at her funeral bidding her goodbye.  You never know the timing of life and what it holds. So hold your schedule loosely and plan accordingly.

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