"These quiet moments with me transcend time, accomplishing far more than you can imagine...see how abundantly I bless you and your loved ones... As you keep your focus on Me, I form you into the one I desire you to be... Enjoy the tempo of a God-breathed life...and the way before you will open up step by step."(26)
It's interesting how the next breath and the next step can be so close and yet so distant, all at the same time. My dear little daddy lived a full and rewarding life, but his next breath and next step had to be assisted most of his last few years. Grateful for a portable oxygen tank that helped him breathe and a trusty cane that steadied his step, he experienced life at a whole new pace. During his last few months, even his next words were halting, thoughts more confused. But, it was sweet one Sunday afternoon, we sang together... the lyrics, the harmonies, were still beautifully, breath-fully HIS!
In our fast-paced, breathless lives, it's good to spend a little time with those who travel a little slower. A "God-breathed life" is a precious thing!
In contrast, today our delightful grandson, Nathan Joseph, celebrates his birthday. With breathless abandon, he will be full-speed-ahead, on the run, full of endless fun!
So, on this day I'm reaching out with both hands, transcending generations... One hand touches timeless eternity, the other, tomorrow's possibilities! Great Grandpa and Great Grandson meet on the bridge that spans across my heart.
Gratefully stepping forward...dmc