Because Answers A Lot Of Whys

 I’ve been re-reading some things I wrote through the years, putting together what has held strong and matters in the end.  
I wrote this really long sentence (nothing has changed–I still love to write gigantic sentences, breaking grammar rules left and right) while we waited for my sister’s miracle baby to be born almost four years ago: 

I wonder if, we could’ve seen it all, not just the moment-to-moment segments of life but the whole thing leading up to now, if, we would’ve been more relaxed, if, we would’ve cared more about the simple things, if, we would’ve been more grateful, and, if, we would’ve celebrated more.

Because

Because I know life is a gift,

Because I see the fragility of life every day,

Because time is passing by quickly,

Because I don’t want to waste a moment,

Because I want to live in health and wholeness,

Because I want to do only what matters,

Because I want to live strong,

I will love God with all of my being, refusing to give less than all.
I will be purposeful, refusing to live without meaning,
I will be grateful for each moment, refusing to be thankless,
I will think the best, refusing to consider the worst,
I will believe in possibilities, refusing to be persuaded that something is impossible,
I will be understanding, refusing to take offense,
I will find the new beginning, refusing to be lost in an ending,
I will live simply, refusing to be weighed down by the stuff of life,
I will have a great attitude, refusing to be negative,
I will choose peace, refusing to worry,
I will celebrate the life I’ve received, refusing to be passionless and unresponsive,
And.   I will be one of the voices in the wilderness of this world, revealing the Truth of Life.

That’s WHY I work and struggle so hard, depending on Christ’s mighty power that works within me (Colossians 1:29, NLT).  

Because answers a lot of whys–Kerrie

One of my most favorite things to do is hang out with these two cuties on my porch–just because.

Summer Evening On The Porch–Just Because.
Miracle Baby
 Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2017 ALL RIGHTS

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