Monday, February 2, 2009

It's About Time

Much to the amazement of all, I'm sure, I have jumped on the blog bandwagon. Dad is time challenged these days and seems to enjoy Facebook much more, so I will be the new blogkeeper. I have so much in my head and heart to share but have resisted up til now because I don't want to seem self promoting, self centered, or self anything. I feel shy in a way, I guess. But since everyone seems so curious about what it is I actually DO all day with no kids at home and no job to go to, I thought I'd better attempt a clarification. Time is a gift to all of us. I have had an abundance of this gift for awhile and some days I use it well, others not so much. Blogging today has taken me 3 hours (part of why I haven't started before now). But its been fun and I look forward to connecting with the dear ones I love in a new way. I certainly don't want to waste your time with too many words. Already there are too many "I's" in this paragraph!

Our dear Aunt Alice has passed away. She was a delightful soul and we will miss her so much. We lost Grandma Margie, Jeff's mom and her only sister, a year ago last Oct., my dad last Jan., Jeff's Aunt Helen, his dad's sister, last week. With the loss of so many family members recently, time has taken on a whole new perspective.
It is fleeting, temporary, short. It also is a sweet gift if we use it wisely. Only in our relationships is life a treasure beyond price. Filled with the love of and for family and friends, life has meaning and joy. Sometimes, I wish I could turn back the clock and live life over knowing what time has taught me. The best I can do, though, is work on today. Treasure your today's. Embrace all that life offers, the trials of slow days and the sweetness of good days. Be kind. Be grateful. Its all good.

Until another day.

7 comments:

GuGarden said...

Are you kidding? I can't wait to read your words of wisdom. I love to hear you and Dad impart your thoughts and feelings. It helps us feel connected to you all...and loved. I love it!

LittleKirk said...

"God is going to punish you for doing that to your hair."

I think in the light of all that has happened in my life lately, a little more "blonde" fun is needed. I say this weekend when I get to see my most wonderful mother I fix my wrong doing in Aunt Alice's eyes.

Shaeleen Clark said...

I love you! you are an inspiration. Please continue to share your knowledge, love, understanding and wisdom to us all. :)

Kirks said...

Those were beautiful words Janet, and not too many I's just the right amount. It is fun for us to know what you are up too. We are sorry to hear about Aunt Alice. The only time I met her was at our reception in Texas. Shelli still remembers her getting her cornered and talking to her forever! She must have been a spunky lady?

Ambrosia Girl Jenn said...

Hi Janet! Thanks for the sweet comment you left on our blog.

I'm sad to hear about the family members that have passed on. But I think you're doing a beautiful job as "blogkeeper" and I enjoy hearing your thoughts.

The Gallands said...

I'm so glad you're on the bandwagon. We're excited to hear from you. THanks for helping me in my sickness this week and being there at Aunt Alice's funeral.

Laura said...

That was amazing to read and extremely inspirational. Thank you so much for sharing what was on your heart and mind. My favorite phrase is the last, "It is all good". That has been my phrase for a while when things get tough because in the end I do know that it is all good. I miss you all and it is great to see all is well!