We Are Not Guaranteed Tomorrow – June 30, 2020

Inspired in part by this post – https://pointlessoverthinking.com/2020/06/28/if-today-was-your-last-day/, but also inspired by the sudden and unexpected deaths of people close to me over the years.

When my brother-in-law – Rest In Peace to My Brother-in-law, Dwight T., Retired USAF Veteran Died November 15, 2019 went to sleep in the early hours of November 15, 2019, he expected to wake up hours later. When Dad died around 9 P. M., I think he expected to see the next day. While Dad wasn’t my first brush with the death of a family member, his father died 3 years earlier. Mom’s Uncle Herbert died over 9 months before Grandfather Smith died.

The first time I recall someone dying was the son of a friend of my parents. I didn’t know him very well. and I was about 5 when he died.  He was killed in a motorcycle crash and he was around 18 – 19 at the time of his death.

As the title suggests, we are not guaranteed tomorrow. We aren’t even guaranteed we will live to see tomorrow. At some point, I will experience one of these events – dying before the end of the day or not waking up tomorrow. I don’t know when that day will happen, nor do I obsess over it. There’s nothing I can do to change the expiration date I was born with. The best I can do is to live the life I believe the Lord wants me to live and to follow His guidance.

 

About ICT Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
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