Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Where the road may lead

Over the past few days, I rediscovered the fact that there are two levels of life. There’s the level that we find ourselves in most often on a day to day basis – the job, school, bills – the constantly recurring stream of things we call responsibilities. Then there’s the really important stuff that you don’t often think about until a crisis strikes. Faith in God. Love for the family. The pain of loss and hope for the future.

Sure, I knew this about the important stuff, but it often gets drowned out in the mundane noise of the everyday. My wife and I have returned to Illinois following the passing of my father to take care of some of that mundane stuff. Then we will return to our family in Michigan to get down to some really important stuff.

I may be lax in posting over the next few days, but things like that happen when you’re taking care of really important stuff.

Thanks for the kind words of sympathy. I appreciate them very much.

6 comments:

Kathy said...

I'm sorry to hear your father has passed away, James. I pray the Lord will be a comfort to you & your family during this difficult time.

engloy said...

My heartfelt condolences to you and all at home, James.

I need orange said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Sheila said...

James, I am sorry to hear you lost your father. It seems too soon.

Linda said...

Jim, I can empathize. I like what you said about your family not having issues. Grasp onto that and be thankful. God gives peace and grace in unexpected ways. L.

Wanda said...

James, so sorry for your loss. You will be in our hearts and prayers. Will be watching for your return.