These Moments

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. This is also Day 26 of the Write 31 Days challenge. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “moment.” We would love to have you join us.

When someone dies, we remember the moment we heard the news. It’s hard not to forget that moment. Because that moment changes life. I think of my dear friend Leslye and the moment she found out about her beloved Jim. I wonder what it must have been like to hear those words. I also think of all my friends who have gotten that hard news.

And knowing how grief can be so exhausting, I find myself remembering the moments with my friends and family I’ve lost. I think of all the fun times my friend Ben and so many of us shared at seminary. I think of my beloved English teacher and the times at state theater. I especially remember the time I woke up to that trip with laryngitis. My friends not allowing me to speak until we performed at the state competition. The moments we treasured with those we loved add up in big and little moments. Moments that we are to cherish.

These moments are to be held in the depths of our hearts. These moments are not to be forgotten. These moments are meant to be shared as we remember the ones we’ve loved and lost.

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20 thoughts on “These Moments

  1. Praise God for Moments captured in our memories and hearts that help us remember living life with those who are no longer living on this side of eternity! Bless you friend, as you reflect over all the moments!

  2. It is lovely to look back on those special moments with people we have lost. Even though they are no longer with us there are moments that will never be forgotten!

  3. I too, cherish the moments I remember spent with those loved and lost. They are treasures of the heart! Love this, Tara! Cindy

  4. So beautiful. I try to hold on those moments too. Sweet ones when we spend time showing each other love and times we say goodbye for now. Thanks for sharing. I am loving your series.

  5. Very true, these are truly unforgettable moments, sadly. But I like how you have paired these moments with joyful memories. A person might be gone, but we can cherish the time we got to enjoy together. Thanks for sharing so honestly!

  6. Beautifully said! Thanks for reminding us how we can remember the good moments in the midst of our grief. And how that can cause us to cherish even more our present moments with others.

  7. Beautifully said! I love how you remind us here we can remember the good moments in the midst of our grief. And how this can also help us cherish even more the moments we have with those around us.

  8. There are some moments that remain etched in your heart. Learning of the unexpected deaths of friends can take your breath away and you never forget. Thankful that we have a God who redeems those moments.

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