Monday, May 31, 2010

Remembering...

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.

4 comments:

Queen Mommy said...

What a touching story! Thank you for sharing it today.

Michelle said...

Thank you for sharing.

Sandra said...

AMEN! Our days are numbered as are our breaths; it's best to live ready to leave.

pse said...

It is good to remember we have this moment. I know you do miss Kay.