Yesterday I attended a beautiful wedding. The bride and groom were two precious people who were made for each other, I truly believe. But, I must be completely honest here...the wedding was a mere vehicle to once again acknowledge that I have the most adorable grandkids in the world! Yes, it was nice, but watching those two little stinkers made my day. I realized two things: 1) my granddaughter is no longer a little girl. She is a lovely, young woman, and 2) my grandson is the biggest ham on the face of the earth. As my granddaughter glided elegantly down the aisle as a junior bridesmaid, my grandson swaggered like a mafia boss. My eyes filled with tears as I watched Emily, heart full of joy at the sheer grace of her bearing. And my eyes filled with tears as I laughed at Gabe, who took his role as "ring security" so seriously. It was epic, and it was delightful.
These moments are precious. They are little glimpses into what Heaven must be like...maybe not the content, but surely the swelling of the heart. I want to make certain that I live my life accordingly. And I ask myself...Have I planned enough? Have I loved enough? What have I left undone? You see, at the end of the day, there is only one reason to plan an exit strategy...because you love somebody. I love several "somebodies", to use a Dr. Seuss word. I want to make certain they are not left with a mess, when I exit this world, many years from now, I hope. But because we can't plan for every contingency, we can surely make as many arrangements as we can.
How about you? Do you love somebody?