Psalm 39:4 Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered—how fleeting my life is.
As we grow older we feel the rapid flying of time. However, when you retire you really understand how short life can be. When my husband retired, I continued to work. He filled his days with projects around the house or at church. On my days off, he also took the day off, and we started doing more things together – short outings, activities with church friends, and trips to see grandchildren and great grandchildren. Life was great. Unfortunately, an illness stopped him from doing the things he loved. He is better now and we look forward to out of town trips to see grandchildren again.
During my husband’s illness I realized after forty years of marriage, our time could be limited. Never assume there will be a tomorrow. There are no guarantees on this earth, only in heaven. If there is something you want to do, don’t wait for a better day.
Neglecting what is important only leads to regrets. Do I have regrets? Maybe a few, but I know in my heart that I did the best for my family in whatever situation we were in. Was I a perfect parent—absolutely not? Did I pray more during tough times? Yes. Life can be difficult but God will make it better than you ever could.