Opportunities...from Him.

I am learning that He gives us opportunities.  
Opportunities that sometimes we are not expecting.
Opportunities that evoke sadness.
Opportunities... that I don't want to miss.

Opportunities through a simple conversation...

Sweet Love:  Look momma, there's where mamaw Debbie is at.  

We are stopped at a familiar stop light and I look around but am not understanding her...

Momma:  Sweet Love, where is mamaw Debbie?

Sweet Love:  Over there (as she points out the window).  She died.

  I hear the "she died" and follow her little finger...
I can feel the tears but hold them back...
She is pointing to a little cemetary, behind a small church that sits next to the intersate...

Momma:  Sweetie, that's not where mamaw lives that is where we go to celebrate her

Sweet Love:  but momma, that is where we left her

Momma:  yes love, we took her there so we would have someplace to celebrate the life she lived with us, but mamaw Debbie's heart is in Heaven.

Sweet Love:  yes momma, but where is she at?

Momma:  If we love Jesus and He lives in our heart we go to Heaven to be with Jesus.

Sweet Love:  mamaw Debbie loved Jesus she told me.  And her heart is in Heaven.

Momma:  yes love, she did!

Sweet Love:  momma, can we go there and celebrate her and can I wear my purple dress?

Momma:  baby, that is called a cemetary and we celebrate mamaw at a cemetary where papaw lives.

Sweet Love:  well, when I go visit my papaw Randy, I'm gonna bring my purple dress and we are going to go celebrate her

Momma:  mamaw Debbie would love your purple dress and she would love for us to celebrate her


But you should continue following the teachings you learned.  You know they are true, because you trust those who taught you.  Since you were a child you have known the Holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise.  And that wisdom leads to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 3:14-15


Liz said...

"Out of the mouths of babes." You took an opportunity and turned it into an achievement. Well done!

April D said...

You touched my heart Sara.