Ecclesiastes 3 New International Version (NIV)
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
FATHER'S DAY ~ BIRTHDAY
Yesterday was Father's Day and flowers were put on many graves. My heart was filled with sadness and tears of missing my dad at the cemetery. I didn't realize I have been going to this cemetery for 47 years. That's a long time to miss someone and so many memories of sitting in the same spot with my mom for hours. She grieved the next 40 years of her life. She was a young woman in her early 40's, but never remarried. She choose to live in the past and she needed to move into the future. She missed out on so many things with my brother and I, but also my kids and grandkids. She just shut down from fun things. Today, is my dad's birthday. He died when he was 53 years old. If my dad was alive today, he would turn 100 years old and he was in World War II also. I saw a post of man who just turned 100 and was in the war. I said, "that could have been my dad". Giving thanks that man is still alive and his serve to our country.
A TIME FOR EVERYTHING ~
I never got to say, "I LOVE YOU" to my dad before he died. No good bye or see you later ever happened. I had many wished I had moments and I've been able to teach others to live in the day you have been given. Nobody knows what will happen in a new day but God. There is a time to be born and a time to die. Purpose time, purpose kind words and purpose to let things go you can't change.
LIFE ~ Purpose to live in this day!
Count blessings, purpose change for the better.
Today is also a day of birthdays for family and friends. Dad, Gina and Marc. I thank God for each of their lives and so glad God connected our lives. Happy Birthday to all. It is certainly a great day to celebrate life! Gina, you have made a huge difference in my life and I'm proud of you. Your example is making a big difference in lives around you. Marc, you conquered so much in life and a great example to many. I'm so happy that God brought you through cancer and now you are fixing bikes for others to enjoy the outdoors. You are an amazing man and friend.
Thank you for all your prayers for my life and my family too. I know that God has connected our lives and I pray daily for readers of my blog, your family and friends. Have a bless day!