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Thursday, September 20, 2012

extremely thankful.

I have a heavy heart today, a heart that is heavy for the loss of a life.
Once again I am reminded how precious each and every moment is. Take time to make the most of them. Take time to enjoy each and every second. 

This past week has been one filled with moments of sadness, mainly for others affected by the tragic losses of the ones they loved. A friend that is my age, that I have not seen in probably a year passed away un-expectantly. We were not close friends, but he was someone you could always count on for a smile, and someone that always had an encouraging word. During my first two years of college, we were a part of the same clubs, classes, and social group. He was always so full of life and laughter, never had a discouraging word.
He passed away earlier this week in a car accident. 

I am filled with sadness for his family, for his close friends, and for those who did not have the chance to meet him. 
Even though we were not close, it brings so much out in me. I want to LIVE each moment. I want to ENJOY every aspect of this precious life I am given. I want to make my life one that is WORTH living. Each and everyone of us were put on this Earth for reason, a reason that we may not even know at the time, but one that is specific to us. We must make the most of each day, because we never know when it might be our last.
I thank Jason for helping me to realize this once again.

So today I am thankful, thankful to the good Lord above for blessing me with this life, thankful for Jason and all the laughter and smiles he brought to each and every person he touched. I am thankful for all the little moments I receive, especially when I am questioning my faith. And I am thankful my time here on Earth, realizing it is very, very precious.



SEL said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Jason sounds like he was a great guy.

A guy I knew from hs died earlier this week also in a car accident. :(

Beautiful post, friend.


Makaila said...

I'm so sorry.. I sort of, kind of, know/can relate to what you're going through, as far as losing someone so young, as it happened recently to a family friend. it's just unexplainable. can't justify it. Just have to be thankful for every moment we have.


SarahJane Miller said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is moments like this that truly bring us closer to heaven.


Katie said...

Montana I am so sorry for your loss and for all those affected by it. It's so hard to understand why things happen like that. And you are having such an encouraging perspective to work on living life and being thankful for our blessings. thanks for the reminder!

Cristin said...

Amen! It's so sad we have to lose someone for us to take a step back and realize how precious life is. The little gifts that life give us don't seem so little when we're faced with tragedy. Make everyday count!

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