Five years ago my ALS symptoms began! It was very sobering to read that my projected life span was 3-5 years! I instantly thought of events that I didn't want to miss! When I hear someone say, "Where did this year go?" I smile because I'm celebrating that I am still here! I haven't missed a moment and each day that passes is another gift!
I am convinced that I have to be intentionally embracing the time that God has given me. The best way for me to live from my wheelchair is thinking about what I would miss if I was healthy. For starters, I would be so busy and stressed that I would not have the time to fully appreciate the people around me.
It is easy to be preoccupied with the dismal realities of situations in the beginning. Feeling that life is over and the future is bleak is natural. Staying in bed instead of trying to figure out how to keep living is a tempting option. However, I have found that there are still many things to admire, research, observe, contemplate, discover and learn! I'm learning how to savor time!
I'm learning how to savor time!
Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. Ecc. 3:11