September is always difficult in my job and at home, but this has been a little bit less hurried week, both home and at work for which I am thankful.
However, today was an emotional day -- I attended the funeral of a co-worker's son who had served in Iraq. Four months ago, his vehicle was hit by an IED and he was left paralyzed from the neck down. Such a sincere, dynamic young man with a strong faith. He chose to be removed from his respirator, before his troop that he commanded arrived back in the States. It was a beautiful and emotional service, and it ended with a recording of him saying goodbye, thanking people for their love and support, and asking for their understanding. You could hear the respirator in the background. Heartbreaking, and touching. Just attending that service made me want to be a better person, to live my life in a way that really matters, you know? Jesus IS my Lord and Savior, and I want to live my life to the fullest everyday to His glory.
Then, I went straight from the memorial service to a mammogram appointment, and spent that appointment thinking of my dear friend who's battling cancer caused from radiation treatments during her breast cancer battle. She is the model of grace and kindness, and I so miss seeing her face at work every day. I pray for a miracle of healing, and am thankful for her friendship.
Let's all take a moment out of crafting and hurriedness, and thank the Lord for our good health, shall we?