A few days ago, I ran into a mother and daughter at Wal-Mart who I introduced to a friend of mine over 5 years ago. They reported our friend had just been moved to Sanctuary Hospice. I was shocked, as the last report I heard was of her being in remission. The mother daughter duo stated they didn’t have the courage to go and see her. I volunteered to go with them when they decided to go.
I left thinking I would probably not hear from them. However, a few days later I got a text saying they were heading to Sanctuary Hospice and asked if I wanted to meet them there. It was a very sweet and precious time. She was still alert and able to tell us she loved us. I got to pray for her peace through the transition and for her boyfriend’s strength and comfort. It was dear as I felt she had picked up the torch from me 5 years ago to mentor this family and today she passed it back to me.
My friend is not just my sister in Christ, but also a sister in recovery. We both share the same sponsor. I reached out to our sponsor to assure she knew the severity of her condition and she said they had already said their “see you laters.” It brought back numerous memories, as I am also about to approach 17 years of sobriety. The Lord used this experience to gently remind me how quickly time passes, how I need to make each moment count, and how good He truly is!
Please listen to the song that the Lord stirred up in my spirit while writing this.