Monday, May 31, 2010

I Remember

Today I received an email from my dear Muh. He is my Mum's only surviving sibling. He is the last of his generation. His email came from one of his old WWII buddies. I was honored to be the recipient. It was a message that I have been sent before but it meant even more coming from Uncle P.

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person..
When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support,
To aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
This person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons,
Things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson,
Love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.

It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
Thank you for being a part of my life,
Whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.
As a young woman I used to carry around a photo that had been sent to my Mum during the War. It was a photo of one of her brothers and his platoon. I had a connection to that photo. I'm unsure if it made me feel protected or if I somehow felt protective of those very young men in that photo, even though they were all adults.

In any case

God bless my Uncle and all the men and women who protect and serve our country.


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