Almost 5 months ago, I was rushed to the emergency room because of what I thought was a heart attack. My heart was beating through my chest, my arms and legs were numb, and my mind was racing with thoughts that I was dying. It was by far one of the scariest moments of my life. After doing some tests, the doctor told me that my heart was fine and what possibly could’ve happened was a bad reaction to my ADHD medication. I was relieved that it was nothing too serious. So the next day, I went back to living my life.
But a few weeks ago, it happened again. This time it was much worse. For the second time in a few months, my wife had to rush me...
I remember growing up and hearing My Mom tell me things like, “one day when you get married….”. What usually came next was some sort of encouraging word I needed to hear or a lesson I needed to learn. Because she was a single mother, it was up to her to make sure that when I finally did grow up and decide to get married, I would be ready for it and being ready for it meant knowing and having a relationship with the one person who I needed more than any other person, place, or thing; that person is Jesus.
Do you remember the first time you laid eyes on the person you fell in love with?
For me, this was a moment I’ll never forget. It’s actually a vision I try to recreate in my mind just so I can see that beautiful kitty cat one more time. Let me explain.
The year was 2008 and I was attending college at Texas State University. It was Halloween night and some bros and I were headed to the annual Texas State Halloween Party → ‘Shot in the Dark.’ This was a huge party where hundreds and hundreds of college students gathered to celebrate, drink alcoholic beverages, and dance the night away - in costumes of course.
There I go again, constantly thinking about my next stage of life. The stage where I finally get my dream job, have a BIG steady income, and get to move into a nice house and go on exotic vacations with my family. It’s the American dream and it’s what a lot of us hope for, work towards, and if you’re like me, worry about.
It’s good to have goals and work towards achieving those goals. But what’s funny about us constantly thinking about our hopes and dreams for the future is that we may miss out on the little things in our lives that are the most meaningful. Moments like the ones below that continually remind us what’s most im...