Monday, November 19, 2007

What have you done with your life?

I was reading Jamie Dawn’s blog this morning about a little girl, named Bailey, who had died last week. She was eight years old and had lived with leukemia for four of those years. Last week she ended her earthly life and started a new phase of her life with her Heavenly Father. I thought about how sad her family was and I couldn’t get it off my mind all day. Go over and read Jamie’s blog about this sweet little girl and her struggles with life.

Tonight I found a poem I had read several years ago that got me thinking again. The poem is called, “The Dash” and it talks about the years of your life, from your birth till your death. Please go read this poem and think about the story presented here. It got me thinking about my own life and what I have done with it….. We need to remember what is important in our lives…..

This is Thanksgiving week and I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving. TF and I are busy cleaning the house getting it ready for our family and friends. It brings me to tears to think of all the blessings we have been given and I am thankful for each and every one of them....... Hope you all have a great week!

25 Comments:

At 3:26 AM, Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I read Jamie's Blog this morning...Such a very sad thing...And to think that four of this dear little girl's eight years were spent fighting Leukemia...And I am fsmiliar with that poem and think it is quite wonderful, Lucy! Thanks for the reminder of this poem....It's been a while since I have seen it---maybe a year....So it is a great great reminder, that "dash".

 
At 8:22 AM, Blogger Merle said...

Hi Lucy ~~ So sad hen a child dies and that poem is wonderful. Thanks for your comments. Lucky you getting 3 to 4 inches of rain. We got only
8 mm and there are 25 mm in one inch
so we didn't get much, but are grateful foe any at all. Take care, Lucy, Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Love, Merle.

 
At 11:30 AM, Blogger Big Dave T said...

Ironically my buddy and I were just discussing something very similar (to the dash poem) last week. He was wondering whether we had really lived, in Clarence's word, a wonderful life. One that mattered.

Hard to say, really.

 
At 11:46 PM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I went over to check out The Dash again, even though I have read it before. It sure does make one do some thinking, doesn't it? I hope my dash is being well spent. :-)
I hope you enjoy a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving, surrounded by your loved ones!!

 
At 10:14 PM, Blogger butterflygirl said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

 
At 10:32 PM, Blogger Rachel said...

I have read about THE DASH. Makes you think doesn't it?

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

 
At 12:00 AM, Blogger Diane J. said...

I echo everyone else's thoughts - The Dash does make you think, doesn't it?

I don't have access to a health food or vitamin store in my little town, so I haven't tried the olive leaf you mentioned, Lucy.

Hope your family has a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving! ;o)

Love and hugs,

Diane

 
At 6:12 AM, Blogger LZ Blogger said...

Lucy ~ I just wanted to stop by and wish you Have a really GREAT THANKSGIVING! ~ jb///

 
At 6:23 AM, Blogger Amias said...

Thank you Lucy, this was just what I needed. Here's wishing you and your beloved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving!

 
At 7:37 AM, Blogger Sherpa said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

 
At 7:39 AM, Blogger Live, Love, Laugh said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, I am gonna go read the dash and Jamies blog now!

 
At 1:04 PM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Just stopping by again to send Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you, your hubby, and your family.
Enjoy some yummy food and wonderful time with your loved ones.

 
At 7:37 PM, Blogger Mountain Mama said...

I have read the poem before and it certainly did make me stop and think about my own 'dash.'
So sory about the little girl and how difficult for the parents to keep their focus and trust so completely in the lord at a time like that.
God help and comfort them.

I hope you have a blessed Tnanksgiving.

 
At 8:56 PM, Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Kucy...I love your new tradition of taking a picture of the kids...It will be even more meaningful in ten years or more!
I bave friends who began taling their Family Holiday picture when they only had two little children and two dogs.....Well, eventually they had 6 children, and now there are husbands and wives abd grandchildren, etc...I have ALL the pictures and it is really fabulous to go back and look at them....
Enjoy your day tomorrow....And I think the tradition of Grandma doing the dishes and cleaning up needs a BIG Change!!! (LOL)

 
At 7:29 AM, Blogger Big Dave T said...

Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. I went and read Jamie's blog too (I read the dash blog last time I was here). She's a very good preacher. Some good thoughts there for this Thanksgiving.

 
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At 7:40 PM, Blogger Paul said...

Very neat and succinct way of getting at that idea with the "dash" concept. Thanks for giving the link and Happy Thanksgiving.

 
At 8:33 PM, Blogger Danny Sims said...

Hope your Thnaksgiving was full of fun, family, and all that makes the "dash" full of blessings.

 
At 9:17 PM, Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

I think no matter what difficulties we have experienced in our lives, we can always find something, even if it is small, for which to be grateful.

I am grateful for the breath I take each day, and for my family and my golden retriever (new photo on the blog.)

Happy Thanksgiving, Lucy

 
At 7:46 AM, Blogger Granny Annie said...

Hope your Thanksgiving was as wonderful as ours. The day before I watched FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN, and that gave me food for thought as well as JD's blog and The Dash. We all wear loving thoughts this time of year. I hold those thoughts for you and yours.

 
At 6:47 PM, Blogger Jim said...

It sounds like you were ready in house and spirit for a nice Thanksgiving. I hope it went well.
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At 8:46 PM, Blogger Oh great One said...

I hope your Thanksgiving was a wonderful one.

 
At 11:49 PM, Blogger Gina said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well.

I am so sad to hear about the loss of Bailey, I will keep her family in my prayers.

 
At 10:29 AM, Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Lucy, you asked if my porch wraps all around my house...And the anseerr is 'NO'. It is just in the back facing the city....It is a big wide porch and does run the whole length of the house, though one section is not as wide as the rest...! I do face a mountain, partially, but no snow on it, I am afraid....which is fine with me. BUT, on a very clear day, I can see the mountains that are quite far away and at certain times of the year I can see Snow on the tops!

 
At 1:00 PM, Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

Nice to meet you Lucy...I'll go read this poem as soon as I click 'comment'.

Our son lives in Houston. We're in the Coast Bend area...and COLD it is today!!!

 

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