Last year on Memorial Day we invited our Bible study friends over for a cookout in our backyard. We had asked Bill and Kay Conner to bring the video of their son's burial at Arlington. Brad Conner was a Green Beret and had been killed in action in Iraq in 2007. Bill and Kay were happy to do that, and it was a very meaningful way to commemorate Memorial Day.
We had no idea at the time that sweet Kay had a fatal brain tumor and would be joining her son in Heaven before the year was over. Bill stopped by just a few days ago to visit. He said it's been an adjustment to a whole new lifestyle without her.
This Memorial Day I am reminded that our days are numbered, and our time with loved ones is precious. I want to live in the moment and be grateful for dear friends and family that God has given us to share our lives with.