Wednesday, February 19, 2014

"To Everything There Is A Season...A time to be born, and a time to die"

funny, daring, silly, caring, courageous, happy etc!

Carolyn Pearson literally taught me the ropes when I moved to the DC area; she loves DC, and she taught me how to love, enjoy, and appreciate DC, its lifestyle, the people etc.

Carolyn understood seasons, and she seemed to enjoy EVERY season of her life. Even going through cancer, she was a ball of joy and hope, and I never thought that cancer would stop this beautiful person, but it did on Monday night

This morning, the first thing that came to my mind was "To Everything There Is A Season." And, I instantly thought of Carolyn:
Ecclesiastes 3
King James Version (KJV)
1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Saturday night, one of my associate preachers talked about the idea that life is not about going from A to Z but about about peaks and valley. If we could wrap our minds around this idea, then we might accept and grow through every season that life takes us through.  

Oh, and my Carolyn understood this... This girl was a fighter, and having cancer showed that she understood that life will have low times and high times. When she was feeling good, Carolyn had a great time, and when she was not feeling good, it seems as if she would find peace in that as well....

I sent Carolyn a message a few weeks back, and I stated "I go from sad to angry." Of course I was talking about her illness.

Carolyn responded, "No need. It is What it is."

Now, this is a person who understood seasons..........

Carolyn left a mark on this world. People are telling story after story of things that Carolyn did that will impact their lives forever. And, I have a few stories of my own:

When my Dad died, I needed to get to Alabama right away. Well, Carolyn called me and told me that she had booked me a flight, she told me when I was leaving, and also told me that my return date was left open. I will never forget this act of kindness. This act of kindness and compassion opened me to receive and give kindness and compassion.

Carolyn made this world sooo bearable.....

Throughout her journey with cancer, Carolyn would send out email updates, and in one of her emails she stated: "I see some of the take aways as, listen to your body, use your insurance, press your doctors, drink lots of water, exercise, and ENJOY EACH DAY!"

Spoken from the mouth of an Angel.....

When you give of yourself to the world, you never really leave it....So, Carolyn is absent in body, but is present in the world.

"For Everything There Is A Season.....A time to be born, and a time to die!"

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...