My mother always told me, “Time will speed up when you have a child” – and, once again, she was right. As soon as my son was born, the true time ride began. Now that my child has children, it has moved at the speed of light! Time has turned into a roller coaster of tears, smiles, quiet moments, noisy chaos and little girl’s dreams. One passion replaces the next at the speed of light. As I see the days slipping by, I realize I just may not be here as long as I would like to be… The world may have become a bit more chaotic lately, but I still love being here. I may not like all this little orbit has to offer – but it is all I know, and it contains all the people I love and want to be with. This thought should make me sad, but it doesn’t. I serve a God that guarantees my ending will be as full as my beginning and middle. That thought just blows me away.
I don’t look at life the same way as I did when I was younger. I realize it is not going to last forever. I have now seen many go before me – and I am looking at a time when I just may take that road too. I am pretty sure some may think this a bit morbid – scary in fact. However, I do not see it that way. I know that there is an eternal future for me. I have a hope that gives me a peace that I can’t quite get into words – but it is there. The day I was baptized as an young adult, I knew that I had a future that went far beyond this world. I thought I had a good grasp on what that meant. But, now, when people say – “fifty years from now” – and I realize, that unless I live to be way over 100, I will not be here. I truly have a grasp on the gift that God, our Father has given to us. I am eternal. How cool is that?
So today, as your day speeds by, when you realize that twenty-four hours just didn’t seem like enough time to get things done, I would like to share with you a little blessing that I have learned. Time will never be enough – hours will slip by – life, as we know it, will end. But, and there is a big but – your spirit, the who of who you are , will not end. You have a creator that has set in place a home for your soul that is beyond the life you now know. You are an eternal creation, a super power, so to speak. A being that is stronger than time – faster than light – you are traveling to a place more glorious than what all this world has to offer, and that experience will never end.
Enjoy the fast, joyous, tear and joy-filled ride, my friend – but don’t fear the end, it will be amazing!
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.John 3:16
DeMarie Rossi lives in Murrieta California with her son and daughter-in-law and two lovely grand-daughters. She attended Maria College in NY where she received her accounting accreditation and business degree. During her time as a military spouse, she attended the United States Air Force Dental and Surgical tech program, receiving her nationwide accreditation in infection control and the treatment of medically compromised patients. As a certified HIV counselor she spearheaded the first New York State HIV grant under Ryan White to ensure that dental care was provided to the HIV community.
DeMarie was also a columnist for the Troy Record in NY for 4 years, where she shared her passion for jewelry design and glass work. She was born in New York, but has lived in, Texas, Italy, Germany, Florida and Alaska. While living in Alaska, she flew into remote villages with a dental team to provide care. During this time, she learned how to pilot a single engine Cessna. Today, she has decided to keep her feet on the ground and retire in lovely Southern California.
In 2012 DeMarie received the prestigious John L. Treadway Award in recognition of her 14 year journey of care-taking for her mother who suffered with Alzheimer’s Disease. This experience gave her a unique insight into the world of care-giving, and the challenges faced by those who take on this soul-searching experience.
DeMarie has been a glassblower since 1993 and she now creates with glass full-time. Her dream is to empower others to find a true friendship with God and to journey with those that want to serve Him by serving others. You can see some of her glass work by visiting Glitzy Glass Studio on-line or by dropping by her personal FB page or her business FB page