A few days ago I learned of a sudden death of a mother. She was the mother of two of my former students. She was described by all who knew her as a kind and thoughtful person. I only had a few brief encounters with her. Her love for her children was unwavering, and her kindness towards other teachers obvious. She was a teacher and I am sure touched the hearts of so many and created the hearts of her children. It was such a sudden and unexpected loss that it wakes one from our complacency in this life. Often times we are just going through the motions of living, making to do lists and checking them off but not truly enjoying the moments in between.
We forget to treasure the moments of our lives, we forget that there are profound moments and are unware as they pass us by. I treasure those moments now that as a mom I vowed to never forget, holding my first baby, dancing with my daughter in the van, finding awe in my son when he gets something really deep, being goofy with Spencer at Lakeside, taking long walks with my sister, holding my Dad’s hand as a child, reading stories to my children, listening to my children laugh together, and the list goes on.
Think of the treasured moments you never want to forget. Today, become aware of moments that you should treasure daily. Treasure that time. Time is precious and we don’t know how much any of us have in this life. We need to be present and live each moment to the fullest by treasuring every moment.
Please keep the Kuerzi family in your prayers.