One month to live...

One of my favorite blogs is hosting a Mr. Linky called "My One Month". She wanted us to write what our last month would be like here on earth..what would we do or say...how would we live that last month??? Check it out on her blog! It is inspiring!

Honestly, as I started to think of this whole "topic"...One Month To Live...it is overwhelming! There is great peace and true assurance in my life after death...saved by grace and the gift of my God is eternal life with Him. Amen!

However, an earthly perspective, it is quite sad. If I had only one month to live...what I would miss in the lives of my family...sweet sixteen birthdays, graduation, visiting colleges, falling in love and marriage, grandbabies, holidays,...oh, there is so much!

My husband and I both have a love for the island of Nantucket. My children, husband and parents would take off to the beaches of Nantucket and rent a wooden house that one last month of my life. It is there where we would walk the beaches, hold hands and savor every minute we had together. There in that wooden house on the coast of Nantucket...we would sleep under the stars and moon...breathe in that fresh ocean air...snuggle up close and talk! I would not dwell on the past or even tell them what to strive for in the future. Maybe some of those nights there in Nantucket, there would be a "sorry" here or "regret expressed" there...but they know I love them and when they hear or see certain things...they would think of me and my love for them.

There on that island of Nantucket with those I love....there would be some dear friends that I would want to spend time with, too. So we could laugh and cry together...say our goodbyes but to many of the people I love...I will see them again someday...very soon...life is just a vapor!

Lastly, one night on the island of Nantucket...I would sit on the beach with my kids on a blanket and play this song!

Thanks be to God that we don't know our future one minute before and this is just a posting on my blog! So for now, I am off to tuck my children in....kiss them goodnight and hold their hand to tell them I love them as far as the East is from the West. Not in a wooden house on the coast of Nantucket but in their sweet little beds...

"Every breath is counted and time is timeless."

26 comments:

Christy said...

A beautiful post. Thanks for sharing!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I actually really loved reading your post, but I am one that can't even think about stuff like that because it stresses me out! Even just to think about it my stomach get in knots! I guess I am a little bit of a baby, but there you go! :)
Carrie

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

This was so beautiful...I could not imagine a more peaceful place than Nantucket.

I am with Carrie....I could not bring myself to do this!

Thanks for sharing!

Lisa

Angie said...

Great post! Really makes you think!

Becky said...

I never knew all the words to that Rascal Flats song but it is inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

Nifty Adventures into Denmark said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. This post really got me thinking about what I would really do. I am going to think more about it today and then I will make a post too. I think it is important to take a moment and remember what is truly important in life.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What a poignant post. Your topic is a very good one for all of us to ponder. I know a bit of never knowing when God will call us home.
And thanks for sharing this song.
Mary Lou

Beth said...

I love your post. Thinking about death is not easy when you have little ones.

We are taking a break from school next week and I am planning on making some of those "Nantucket" type memories with my kids.

Here is the link to check out the online classes you were asking about. I ONLY pay 19.95 a month and there are quite a few on "taking better pictures". You have to do a search though to find them...under photography.

http://www.kelbytraining.com/online/index.html

April said...

Oh, that is such a beautiful post! Brought tears to my eyes and put a big lump in my throat...I kid you not!!

Makes me think of another song..."Live Like You Were Dying" by Tim McGraw. The Rascal Flatts song is a favorite of mine. Really makes you think.

I truly don't know what I would do or how I would live if I knew I only had one month left. First of all, I think I would be at peace just knowing where I'm headed. There is no question about that. However, my heart would break to have to say 'goodbye' to all those I hold dear, namely my husband and children. I would be devastated knowing all the wonderful things I was going to miss out on.

So, I choose to believe that God will bless me with a long life so that I don't have to say 'goodbye' before my time. I have plans to become a grandma one day who'll spoil her grandbabies rotten! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your innermost feelings with all of us!

Cottagecheap said...

Very nice post! This is a great thought as I continue my day. How do I live ALL my months so that I wouldn't have an AMMENDS to make in the last one...that is what comes to mind for me.

lmerie said...

Ahh wow! That is a beautiful post. . . I don't think I can think about this post topic with out being tearing up- so I won't :) But I think I want to visit Nantucket now.

Thanks for stopping by my post . . . and have wonderful day!

My home - My life said...

What an awesome but scary thing to think about...

Suz said...

What a great post. You write so beautifully.
I like to think I would do something like you would...a beach house, or a cabin in the mountains. Peacefull, serene.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

What a wonderful and thought provoking post! I agree those children are more wonderful that any other earthly treasure, and I feel the same about mine. It reminds us to take joy in what is viewed by the world as simple things. Love the yardsale redo. I think it turned out great. Have a blessed day. Jackie

Tami said...

Sandy T,

Ok, you got me crying...I mean REALLY crying today, and it's only 9:30am!!!

Such a beautiful post....I too am so drawn to the ocean where I feel such a sense of peace, am able to be 'in the moment', am filled with God's perfect love, and am amazed at His beautiful creation, and power.

Beautiful song...the lyrics are perfect! Thanks for sharing!

God bless,
Tami

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

Beautiful~ I to am so thankful that I do not know when my last moment is going to be but I love be reminded that life can and is all too short!

Rebeckah said...

This is so beautiful! I will have to go check out that blog. I don't know how many tears I can handle today though. Thanks for sharing. So lovely! LOVE that song.

Darlene said...

I love your post...thanks for sharing.

Genny said...

I loved this! Especially when you said, "I would not dwell on the past or even tell them what to strive for in the future." This whole One Month thing has really helped me to focus on the present and appreciate each moment.

Thanks for joining me in this! Great post!

Jan said...

That was really powerful. It really does make us stop and think. I love your little Nantucket thoughts. That sounds like a bit of heaven to me. Your very thoughtful and caring in your spirit. That is wonderful. Thanks for sharing this.

Katie said...

wow, this is touching, I think I might do it on my blog. We all get caught up in our wants and our ways and money and all this junk that does not matter. What if we had one month to live, I wouldn't be out buying clothes and expensive furniture. I would go to the sea and dance with my kids. I like this post a lot!!

Mrs. B said...

What a beautiful post! I think your last months sounds wonderful. I don't think I could participate in that challenge because it would be totally overwhelming and turn me in to a big blubbering mess.

The Blonde Duck said...

I couldn't even think of it. It overwhelms me.

JuJu and Family said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I wanted to comment on this topic because it's SO personal. I try not to think about this too much. My dad passed 4 months before I got married when I was 22. I sometimes wonder what he would have done had he known it was his last month. But then I think if we are living to the best of our abilities and we are as good in thought and action as we can be, then maybe we wouldn't change a thing, if given the choice. My dad was such a good person, I don't know that he could have done anything different. I like that what you see is what you get...that was him. God bless you and this is a very touching post and topic. Thank you.
JuJu

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

This is awesome. I'm working on my One Month post!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

That was the first time I ever heard that song. I'm gonna add it to my post today for my daughter. Thanks!