In an Instant

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In an instant….life goes from good to bad.
In an instant, that young aspiring athlete suffers an injury that will cost him his career.
In an instant, a mother creates new life offering unconditional love to the world.
In an instant, two cars collide and fatalities remain.
In an instant, two people meet and realize they have met the one.


As my family prepares to bury two of their own, one taken by natural causes and the other taken by the hand of another, our lives are changed instantly.  Smiles will no longer be exchanged, conversations will no longer be shared, and we will be left with only our memories. 


Kathleen Gage once said, “Life sometimes offers us a second chance to right our wrongs. Those second chances often come disguised as tragedy waiting to be recognized as a miracle.”  As my family gathers this week to pay respect and mourn the loss of loved ones, I realize that this is also our opportunity to find healing and restore broken relationships.  I hope that through death, that the true beauty of life will be revealed. 


I am not sure where you are in your journey, but I hope you can stop and reflect on the blessings that you do have.  I hope you appreciate the relationships you have and make an effort to restore the broken ones.  You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. ~ Chinese Proverb


Remember…it can all happen in an instant.


Love in Christ,
Nichole

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