Sunday, January 13, 2013
The "Lasts" of Life
Today was another "last" in my life. It was the last time I would help my son Luke get ready to go back to Liberty University. It is his last semester as a senior. He is my last child in college. Wow! This requires a moment to pause and just breathe. I will never pass this way again....
I have hardly had a moment to process it all. It was a whirlwind of activity with the normal Sunday happenings, and our children over for our "last" lunch together, getting all of Luke's stuff out and ready, and playing with Micah (that is also important).
I did enjoy my day, although, it could have been different. I finally succumbed to the flu on Thursday night, and up until today, I was unable to do much of anything, but cough and lay around like a blob. I didn't go to church today, but I had enough energy to be up and helping out.
I remember other "last" times in my life. There was the last special moment I remember with my dad before he died. Dad was going to a special event and since Mom was out of town he needed me to help him with his cuff links. He looked so handsome, and he smelled so good. I fixed his tie, kissed his face. A special father-daughter moment. Then there was the last special conversation I had with my grandma (Mammy). The day before she was gone, we had a long conversation on the phone. We talked and laughed. I remember feeling so happy when I got off the phone. She was so chipper. I just remember how loved I felt after our little talk. I had no idea she would die the very next day.
So today, I am feeling very nostalgic. My babies are so grown up now. Several of my favorite people aren't here on the earth anymore. Life moves forth at lightening speed. What are your favorite "last" days that you remember? Will you share one with me?