Have you ever had a moment in your life where time stood still?
Remember what was said, where you were and how you felt? If you think about it long enough you can probably conjure up sight, smell and emotions regarding the event.
Perhaps it was the moment you got engaged. Maybe it was the birth of your first child. Memorable moments hold power and influence when they are combined with a physical response.
This week marks the 4th anniversary of my sister Susan’s death.
It was Friday July 27, 2007. We were having dinner and swimming at my brother’s house. I remember being especially excited, as my husband had brought me home my first iphone.
As the kids played and swam in the pool, I sat at the kitchen table, eagerly trying to set up my phone oblivious to my surroundings.
The phone rang and thanks to caller ID my sister in law decided not to answer the phone. A few moments later my brothers cell phone rang and he chose to ignore it. Then my phone rang. Out of curiosity I answered.
The voice on the other end was calm and kind. She identified herself and then asked me to verify my full name and address. Once I had done so, she informed me that my oldest sister Susan was dead.
In that moment time stood still.
I listened. I answered questions from the coroner. I asked a few questions of my own.
As I hung up the phone, my only thought was, how am I going to tell my mom?
With my brother and his wife and my husband by my side, I broke the news to my mom that her first born was dead.
It was a day I will remember forever and a one I wish I could forget.
Moments come and go, but some stay with us forever.
What are some moments that have made an impression on your heart?
Grace & Peace ~ Karen