"...Let me know how transient I am."
My heart aches for a friend who lost her husband yesterday. They have four very young children. My friend's husband was at a clinic for a routine procedure when something went terribly wrong.
Earlier this week I was reading Psalm 39 and verse four stood out to me: Lord, make me to know my end, and what is the extend of my days: Let me know how transient I am.
Those of us who live with HD or other such diseases are reminded daily of the transitory nature of life. Each and every day is important. What a gift it is to know the extent of our days, and to understand that our lives are so short. Acting on this knowledge - enjoying the moment, walking day by day - is one way the friends we have made through our HD support group live their lives. It is the way Kenny and I try to live ours.
My friend and her husband cherished their family time. They are people of deep faith. I know that they loved and appreciated each other, and this will be a comfort to my friend in the uncharted future.