In life you have joy, you have pain, you have love, you have loss. All of it is still worth living through. All of it brings you closer to God.
Don’t know about you, but I too often judge a book by it’s cover. Surfing through the tv the other night…stopped on an interview with Meredith Vierra, who just left the Today show…and sitting next to her was….well a weird looking guy.
As I listened realized it was her husband. He suffers from MS…has for a few decades. Didn’t know that. He is well known journalist, Richard Cohen.
When asked why Meredith gave up one of the top jobs in her field, it was assumed that she did because of her husband’s failing health. They say that’s not true.
Although in a lot of pain, he’s fine. He’s actually in some of the best health he has been in, and that’s why she decided to leave. To live life to the fullest, together, while they still could.
Her husband said,
“You get one shot at life. There is no medal for coping. Your friends and your family are the best part. Keep your eye on the prize.”
That got me. Sitting on my couch while folding laundry, not to complain how hard things are, how alone I might feel, how tired I am. There's no medal, no badge of honor, for that. I will be thankful this year for how God has gotten me through it all, never leaving my side, holding my hand.
He does for you too.