Wednesday, December 25, 2019
“Before I die & the Hearse”
Over my lifetime I have heard statements that included the words, “Before I die!”
I want to be out of debt ‘Before I die!’
Before I die I really want a car that stays out of the shop.
My mama would say, I want to see my children ‘serving the Lord.’ Before I die.
"Before I die," said a friend, "I want to see Niagara Falls."
I have said, “I want to skydive before I die.” (not sure of that anymore!)
“I would like to see Alaska before I die,” I said… and I have.
There IS a place I have missed, I would like to see before I die of course, that is Ireland.
You may not have used the words “Before I die”, but I have heard many parents say, I hope to see my son/daughter going straight and acting like an adult before I die. I’ve Heard it, yes, even said it as a dad. Right now, that part seems to be working out, thank the Lord.
Sherry and I have talked a lot as we walk. Neither of us feel like we have missed much or have any ‘huge’ regrets. We know there are things and places we will not see before we die, but humans need something in which to look forward.
This is not meant to be sadistic. Unless the GOD of the universe does something DIFFERENT, you ‘n me my friend, will die. I am hoping an unseen Spirit will take my hand on that final journey.
I have said, ‘Before I die I would like to play the piano or guitar,’ but ain’t doing nothing about it. Even after Sister Shirl gave us a piano and keyboard.
This came about as I thought of wonderful people I have known in life who have passed on. At present, I probably know more people who are gone than are living. AND there was Chuck, Bill, Jimmy and Rose those names came to me. It was sorta like I KNEW them. They were friends on the net in Journals and Blogs. They are now gone.
"BUT WE my friend, are still here, YOU ‘N ME, I hope you had a Merry Christmas!"