Miracle of the Moment

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” – Dr. Seuss

Often times when I write these blog posts I think about them for days, weeks, even months before posting. Many times over thinking them, pondering life, and hoping to make an impact with them.

This post is different. I honestly could not in anyway tell you what this post is even gonna be about. I just felt the need to write something. To share some things. Heck, I haven’t even titled this post yet. Maybe its because of the long break since my last post or the events of my week. Whatever it may be. Here goes…

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

Caleb Robert Westra.

The miracle in my life recently. Not just Caleb but his family.

You see Caleb lived a very short life. Just 10 hours. I wont go into why he died so young. Because thats not the point of this post. This post is to focus on the miracle that was his little life. Caleb’s parents didn’t know if he would live to birth, live for 5 minutes, live for 10 hours, or a few months. Yet, they gave him the chance at life. They chose to let his life make an impact. That it did too.

He brought a group of people closer around his family. He taught them how to fight. He taught them what love was. He showed them whole hearted love is more than a physical whole heart (Caleb’s name even means whole hearted). He showed them how to take him in… and eventually let him go.

No doubt this was sad. Don’t get me wrong. Its never easy to lose a child. To carry a baby but never get the chance to take him home and raise him. However, they found the joy in it. They didn’t let the length of his life affect his life. They lived each minute like it was his first and it would last forever. They looked at his life as a miracle, not a curse or misfortune.

For that. I will always look up to his family. This isn’t the first time either. 10 years ago they went through something just as heartbreaking. Yet, they kept on living. They found the miracles.

Its hard to do that in life. To find the miracle of the moment (Ah! Title!).

Sometimes we just breeze through life. We don’t take time to look at these moments and what we do focus on is the bad. We look at the “poor me” moment and not the beauty of what is coming.

I honestly can’t give anymore to this post… I feel like I have said what I needed. I know it feels unfinished… and maybe some moment in my life will give me an end. For now though, I am gonna go celebrate this moment in life with a good friend who has a reason to celebrate in this moment. Then go on and find more reasons and moments in my life to celebrate. Because they are needed and worth it.

“Cause we are who and where and what we are for now
And this is the only moment we can do anything about

So breathe it in and breathe it out
And listen to your heartbeat
There’s a wonder in the here and now
It’s right there in front of you
And I don’t want you to miss the miracle of the moment

There’s only One who knows
What’s really out there waiting
And all the moments yet to be
And all we need to know
Is He’s out there waiting
To Him the future’s history

And He has given us a treasure called right now” – Steven Curtis Chapman