Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14
Recently I went back to my hometown in the UK to see my mother.
Just over a year ago she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She has deteriorated quite quickly since. While she still knows who I am, there will come a day when she no longer can grasp simple realities.
As I spent time with her, I cherished simple conversations and made the most of asking questions that her longterm memory still allows her to recall. There were questions I had never thought to ask before, and things I knew I needed to say while we still had precious time together.
Spending time with a parent who is slowly deteriorating certainly has a way to bring things into perspective.
So, here is a question I leave you to consider:
If you knew your time on earth was limited, what would you do differently? Why not start today?