I spent this weekend celebrating the life of my Uncle (John Milton Rutledge). His legacy spanned over 80 years and although he had a long and prosperous life, the loss still hurts. The death of a loved one is anything but easy. It all began with an upsetting phone call letting me know he had a devastating fall. In less than a week, he quietly and swiftly transitioned to his heavenly home.
No matter how fast our life changes, we must learn how to move forward with strength and resilience. I found strength being surrounded by loving family members. Family from as far as Africa and the UK. My cousins and I spent the weekend sharing fond memories of our Uncle. That's really all we have now. We can see his tall frame hunched over his cane, hear his deep bass voice and feel at peace knowing he is resting in the arms of his Creator.
Q: What swift transition has occurred in your life? How did you handle it?
I pray that God would comfort and saturate you with His peace. You can make it through anything. In fact, tough moments are what strengthen us. You are surrounded by family and those that love you even if they are near or far.
Remember to live intentionally. Life moves fast! It is similar to a vapor or mist evaporating in the air.
Here's a little advice: Because life if full of swift transition, build your hopes on things eternal. Don't be consumed with those things that are temporary and will soon pass away. Leave a positive legacy for yourself. At the end of your journey all that is left are precious memories. (Posted by Roslyn)