Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Gift... of 'Now'....

The Gift...of
'Now'....
I had planned to take a Road {Buying} Trip...with a Sweet Friend... this weekend...
Then... her Husband... became ill....
and we called off the trip...
I could have went...alone... but... after the visit...from The Little...Mouse...
I had a feeling.... I needed to stay put...
{I know...that sounds... crazy... well...consider the source...}
: )
I took the day off...
and didn't do a darned thing...
: )
Last night... I was restless....
so... flipped the lap top open...and watched Old Music Videos...
and Movie Clips...
I found the Clips...from a Movie Mom and I went to see... when it came out...in'82...
"Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"....
oh my...
I remember Rolling...when we watched that!!!!
I Love...Burt Reynolds.... and Dolly...
but...that Dom De Luise.... oh my Lord....
I was Cacklin' so Loud...here in the kitchen....
Polly thought I'd Lost my Mind!!!! 
It was nearly Midnight....
as I was wiping the Tears...of Laughter...from my face...: )
then...
Off...in the distance...
I heard...a siren....
We live on a Hi Way.... so... we hear them... now and then...
but... it had been such a quiet night....
hardly any traffic....
I could hear the siren...from far off....
seemed...like it took a long....time to pass by the house...
I wondered...if it was a Deputy Sheriff.... Fire Truck... or...an Ambulance....
As it went by... I could see....plainly.... it was an Ambulance...
{ I got a sick...feeling...in the pit... of my stomach...}
I knew... even if... it was a minor accident... someone's.... life was about to change....
a whole lot...of 'someone's'....
I...have been the 'someone'.... several times...in my life...
taking that bumpy...ride...in the back....of an Ambulance...
I...also... have been...several times... on the receiving end...
 of 'The After Midnight Call'.... to Rush to the ER....
for a Loved One....
Either way...
it's life altering....
I, as I Always do....
when an Ambulance...goes past...
said a Prayer...
for...All Concerned....
closed my lap top....
and went to bed...
When I woke up... this Morn...
I turned the news on... not yet thinking about...the siren....
The very first thing I heard the Reporter say...was...
" A 50 year old woman, {my age...} from Walford {4 miles South }
was killed last night...when she lost control of her vehicle .... on Linn Benton Road..."
{just down the road from us...}
oh my....
Life....is ...
 'Now'...
We don't know... if we'll have... tomorrow...
or...even... tonight...
I played...'Live Like You Were Dying'....
because... it's so...true....
Ain't One of Us...Gettin' Outta Here Alive!!!
we're all 'terminal'...
: )
My Heart goes out...to Everyone... who Suffers...with Loss...
I know... The Lord... and Heaven... are waiting...
but... for 'Now'... it's all about the 'Journey'....
and...Living...It....
All...of It....
'til it's time... to Go Home....
Love to Ya...
and I Hope...
You Enjoy This Day....
Every...Breath....
every single moment....of it....
Barb C.
 
 
 
 
 
 


2 comments:

Scarlett Scales said...

Barb, you are so right! Everyone has an expiration date. Enjoyed stopping by your blog.
Scarlett

simplyiowa said...

Scarlett...
It's So... good to hear from you...
I'll be ringing you...soon...
I Miss... You...
You are such a Blessing...
Love Ya...
: )
Barb C.