Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Carousel of Time

I left my heart in Sarasota but I plan to go back soon and get it. It was a very rainy weekend – perfect baby-holding weather.

Mocha with Linda spoke some words recently that have really stayed with me; “It never ceases to amaze me how some of the days (and nights!) can pass so slowly and yet the years just whiz by.”
I couldn’t agree more. It seems when you want to drag your feet to slow down the carousel of time, it can’t be done. And the times you’d like to fast forward through seem like they’re mired in slow mode.

I’ve been behind on my blog reading lately and was catching up some on the drive down Friday when I was stunned to read what had transpired in Bella Mella’s life in just the past two weeks. The short version is that a little more than 2 weeks ago, Melanie’s family was engaged in the normal rhythms of life when they were interrupted with the shocking news that her 12 year old son has a "stage 4 inoperable brain tumor." You can read the story yourself on her blog, but the bottom line is that Friday, his life was saved through a miracle surgery. Andrew still faces a hard road of treatment. Our prayers make such a tremendous a difference.

I’m reminded that life is so precious. Hug your family, love your friends and give praise in all things. Every day’s a gift.
Pray for Andrew


Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

How true...shivers down my spine. Will go and send her my wishes.

Mocha with Linda said...

How quickly life can take a left turn. They are a great testimony of trusting God.

sara said...

Linda's right, life can take a sharp turn before we see it coming. But being able to focus past the turn to God is what gets us through it...melanie and her family are certainly doing that.

Kelly Combs said...

I agree. I have been following Mel's blog & praying for Andrew. But so fast, so scary. (Esp as a mother!)

They are believing for a miracle, and I am believing with them.

Ballerina Girl said...

Every day that I awake and see my own face as well as my husband and childrens...I know it is a good and blessed day. I thank the Lord every evening that he gave me one more day...
I will continue to put Andrew in my prayers

Greg C said...

Life really is more precious than most people think. We never know when it will end.

Sylane Mack said...

Thank you, beautiful Beverly, for reminding all of us of the absolute truth of the fragility and the preciousness of life. May each of us choose to not waste one more moment of being too busy, distracted or selfish to stop and really let the people we love...really know they are LOVED!!
And, BTW, Bev, I LOVE YOU!!!! XOXO!!
my heart and my prayers always, Sylane

Edie said...

I was just talking with some ladies in my SS class about the events that Melanie has been through in the last couple of weeks and how suddenly everything came upon them. We don't know what tomorrow holds in this world, but we do know where the road leads.

I'm next in line to hold that cute little Rosebud. She is SO ADORABLE!