Time has gotten away from me, and it has been nearly two weeks since my last post. I had hoped to be more consistent in my writing, but as I am learning, no one is perfect. This just means I have room for improvement! I have had very little free time for blogging recently.
To sum it up, in these past two weeks I quit my job, flew to the east coast, welcomed my newborn baby cousin, visited family, flew back to the west coast, and celebrated my younger brother’s birthday. Needless to say, time flies when you’re having fun, and it’s especially easy to lose track of.
While visiting everyone, we reminisced and laughed, hugged and smiled. These past few days were merry and cheerful, but they also brought a painful reminder. This time last year, my family and I were on a plane to the east coast for a heartbreaking reason. My grandmother, Sylvia, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. It was a car accident, and I miss her dearly. While we all miss her, I do think it was a miracle, and that God called her home. She had brought two people to accept Jesus as their savior that weekend, and the following Monday, she was taken from this Earth. I can’t see that as anything other than a miracle. The circle of life is fascinating, as almost exactly one year later, we found ourselves flying back home for the joyous birth of a new baby.
This is a reminder to cherish your loved ones while you can, and not to take the little things for granted. It’s easy to lose sight of what is truly important, finding yourself wrapped up in work or school or materialism or any other distraction. I know I am guilty of this myself. Sometimes it’s easier to binge-watch Netflix than it is to talk to family who drives you crazy, but it’s also important to remember that they won’t be there forever. Make the most of your time here; be kind to others, pursue what makes you happy, and tell others how you feel. There’s no time like the present. Life is not meant to be filled with regret or bitterness, and I’ve found that it is too difficult to bear those things alone. All we can do is try our best to be better each and every day.