I remember a few years ago attending an Angels for Adoption charity dinner one evening—reluctantly. A woman I was dating had to attend on behalf of the Congress member for whom she worked. It ended up being a memorable experience for several reasons but one thing stands out…the minister who delivered an opening prayer made a statement in his invocation that I’ll always remember… “Lord, humble us when we become too well pleased with ourselves”.
How’s your swagger these days? Things going well for you? I know for me when I’m riding rather high, life doesn’t seem too fragile. Maybe it’s just me but I bet not…when this transitory gig called life is amidst one of it's positive, fruitful and easy chapters; I’m prone to forget how fragile it is.
I just stopped by Mrs. Blandings for a moment. I hadn’t been over there in a while...I just clicked on her link at my site…‘cause you know I love reading mine. I enjoy the repartee with some of the “design gals” even though I don’t comment too often…not a whole lot quite frankly for me to get in on at these sites, just as they are often lost when we are arguing 3/2 rolls and shell cordovan over here. But sometimes I honestly believe that God puts things before me to keep me mindful of the delicate nature of our existence. A reminder was awaiting me when I peeked in over at Mrs. Blandings.
That fact that I don’t know these people or had never been to Holding Court blog is irrelevant. This beautiful wife, mother and design entrepreneur is gone. Her life tragically ended in an automobile accident. It matters not what you have, what your bloodlines are, where you went to school or who you know. Circumstance doesn’t give a damn about such things and tragedy indeed, is a great equalizer—a humbler of epic proportion. Read this.
As I sit here knowing that LFG is safe and sound just a door away, I pray for this man, his two children and all who are aggrieved by this tragic loss. These moments remind me of how my challenges are nothing, how my frustrations are trivial and that on balance; I live a blessed and complete life.