As life hits us head on and unrelentingly, I find myself pulled to family. I’ll be attending my mother’s 90th birthday next week and must travel from Texas to Indiana to do so. While her health has been good, it’s starting to fail as she is challenged with obstacles that age cannot easily overcome.
While I am an optimist, there is an underlying truth. Our time on this earth is limited and, although we might experience a longevity uncommon to most, we still must reconcile ourselves to the inevitable.
My thoughts go back to centuries past, when our travels took us far and beyond our place of birth. Back then, it might have been years before we learned of a loved one’s passing. Today, we’re alerted to all things instantly and within an airplane’s ride back home, assuming we’re all well within the confines of our country.
What about the soldier that toils on lands far away? Do they have the ability to jump on an airplane at a moments notice to attend to a dying relative? Of course not. Their commitment is to the future of us all and to secure the liberties that give us the ability to render our country a short trip home.
We must never forget what is important, which is the future of our freedom and that of our countrymen. In sacrificing for that, we will find eternal life and can always expect to see our loved ones again in Paradise!
My BlogTalkRadio show will skip over next week, as I attend to my Mom. My blogging might be diminished as well. I’ll be back in the future, however.