I was listening to a speaker the other day and this is what he said! Your Life is your Message! He actually talked about the movie "Braveheart" which caught my attention! I do love that movie!
To his point, I believe there are definitely what I refer to as "defining moments" in life! Where you come to the fork in the road and must choose which way you will go! Will I get better or bitter? How will this life event affect me. Will I react or respond?
One such time for me came when my beautiful middle daughter had her first child! She is a nurse living out on Prince Edward Island. My other two daughters and I were living in Manitoba. I remember the exact details of this "defining moment" in my life!
We had decided to let baby be born then go to PEI for a nice long visit to help Mommy with new baby, so we were not there during delivery! We were on the phone the whole time though! Finally, a gorgeous baby boy was born! He had thick, curly black hair! Over 8 lbs! He looked like Daddy, but had Mommy's adorable top lip! He was perfect in every way ... except he had a very rare condition that would cost him his life! Our gorgeous baby boy lived for 8 wonder-filled, beauty-filled days!
The gorgeous little baby taught me so much during his short life! Prior to his death, I was afraid to die! Being right there with my daughter who was holding her precious baby as he just surrendered into the light was profound and one of the most "defining moments" of my life!
Though my heart ached for my daughter and for the child I would never get to know, I was very comforted to know that souls who are highly evolved don't need a lot of time in a body! So our precious baby was a highly evolved soul ... who I am guessing wanted lots and lots of love for just a few days! He came down that beautiful rainbow and then went right back up!
While writing his Eulogy I found the quote: "Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by moments that take your breath away!" My favorite quote in memory of my late grandson Parker William!
Our life is our message!