Huge Perspective

November 17, 2008 - By

It’s a little after 4:30 in the morning and I’m writing a blog post. I just woke up from the most intense dream of my life and I’m not sure I can go back to sleep.

I dreamt I was on a strange death row. I was due to be executed by lethal eye-drop within minutes; it was going to be administered by Kristi’s uncle Dave (the man who married us). Despite how it sounds it was a light-hearted dream. I was joking with other inmates and I had a touching conversations sharing my faith in Christ with another inmate.

Toward the end of the dream I began to get really panicky for one bizarre reason: I wished I had pre-written my wife Kristi a lifetime of birthday cards to tell her how much I love her. I longed for just a few more days, or even hours to just spend with her.

As my life was drawing to a close I went into the bathroom. The janitor told me I couldn’t use the toilet he was working on for another half hour or so “Buddy, I don’t think I have another half hour”. Then in a cheesy moment I gathered him and the only other two people I could find together so I could warn them not to waste their lives.

“You’re looking at a man with only 10 minutes to live. I can only think of two things right now. I wanted to tell you so you can live your lives with a little more perspective about the important things in life. I no longer care about my house, car, the size of my tv, work or making websites. All that’s important to me right now is my relationship with God and the people I love”.

I woke up very very relieved. I woke Kristi up and told her I loved her. I think I’ll write her a birthday card today. You can’t love too much.

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