i have been thinking about this recently. Because, lets face it, life is short. Life can end in an instant. i am not saying this to be morbid, just been evaluating how i live day to day, and what i hope to be remembered by.
As mothers our first thought is our children. So i was lead to write a note to my kids. Hopefully to comfort if i should ever pass before them. This is not a note that i will ever read them. This is the way i want my ending, my good bye to be said.
My Dear ones,
First off i want you to know i am extremely peacefully, and full of joy worshiping the Father. i am living with Him in splendid beauty. As much as i know you miss me, know that we will meet again.
i wanted to write you, both to comfort, and guide you with my last words. Please boys, no matter what you do in life, pray about it. Let God lead you. in all you do, do it with Christ. Do not let go of His hand. if you do, (which i did many times in my youth), know that His mercy and forgiveness endure forever. He is always within arms reach. This is my biggest heart desire is that you live according to His word, and not of this world.
Always remember perfection is unattainable, and unimportant. in all you do, do the best you can. You never need to be perfect.
Money is fleeting. it is a means to survive, but do not get so caught up in it that you forget who provides it. it doesn't matter how much or how little you have, take care of what you have been blessed with. Proverbs 15:16 "Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil."
Choose your wife with great care. She will be the mother of your children. Beauty is truly on the inside. i pray her love for Christ will shine when all else feels lost. Choose someone who will be your partner, and work with you. Love her, and listen to her. Marriage is hard at times, but so wonderful when lead by God. Ecclesiates 4:12". . . . A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."
Lastly, read your bible. Do not wait till you are 34 yrs old to start, (like your mother). The bible will strengthen you for life's battles, and also help you know false teachers when you hear them.
i could go on and on , pages and pages of my love for you, and how i am so proud of you both. i really hope you never have to read this, but if a time comes when you need to, i just wanted to say good bye in my own way, on my own terms. i love you with all my heart!
Forever and ever,