I was reading Nate’s blog this morning http://www.cfhusband.blogspot.com/ and thinking about Nate’s thoughts while clutching the pager. My mind flashed back to 1989 and being in the waiting room while my dad was having brain surgery. During those hours and days of waiting and wondering it seems the Lord teaches many things. One big thing I remember that I carried into my ministry later was to embrace today. I remembered being at the hospital and just wanting to hurry everything back to normal. In our case, normal never really happened. Three months of deterioration and my dad’s passing came instead. As I look back, I thought, "I’d give anything to be in the hospital waiting room knowing I was going to be able to go back and see dad for a few minutes." That is when I started encouraging people in similar situations to embrace and do their best to enjoy each moment. Really isn’t that a good way to live no matter what we are facing. Whether it is the best time of your life, the worst time or somewhere in between this present moment is all I have. I may as well choose to embrace today, considering it precious and valuable as the only life I have. I will never have this day to live again.