Time can serve as a foe or a friend. When you are young, classes, days or months may drag on seeming endless. Yet, special moments are portions of time that you never want to end, savoring each second while it lasts. Unfortunately, all things in life will eventually pass.
Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah, Psalm 39:5.
Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes, James 4:14.
The worst aspect of any passing is for those who don’t get the chance to say goodbye. My dog Autumn passed away earlier in the week after being part of the family for over ten years. While Autumn and I had our differences, it’s strange not seeing her by our bed each morning. Since my son Daniel was at a baseball game, he never got the chance to say a final goodbye. Whether its a person or a pet, live each day like its your last so you take the time to say goodbye to those whom you love.
by Jay Mankus