a : existing as a manifestation of life b : concerned with or necessary to the maintenance of life <vital organs>
: full of life and vigor : animated
: characteristic of life or living beings
: recording data relating to lives
: of, relating to, or constituting the staining of living tissues
I LOVE this word. We all know we have vital organs that sustain us through life, but I'd like to take a different road here. What in your life is vital to your happiness? What is vital to your feeling fulfilled? For me? It's hands down, my family. Especially my children.
As I sat in church on Easter Sunday, I watched my five kids, Jake--my oldest who is almost six feet tall, extraordinarily good looking, athletic and smart, yet loving, helpful and one of my best buds. Seth, who struggles with being the 'second son,' yet who is compassionate, smart, loves puzzles, games and playing with his Pokemon cards. Heidi, my gorgeous, beautiful, sensitive daughter, who has the spiritual gifts of being able to see auras and spirits. I envy that. I adore her. Gabe, who struggles to feel like he belongs, but is such a hard worker and so obedient. His giant dimples melt my heart. Last of all, there's Wyatt-my sweet little miracle baby. He's so happy, so innocent, so loved. My last two are adopted, yet I feel as though I gave them birth myself.
These children are vital to my life and happiness. My husband, my partner and my best friend, and I, would be lost without them. How do parents survive the loss of a child? May God grant me a reprieve from ever experiencing that particular trial.
And may He bless you and your families. They are what make life worth living. Today, remember to hug and kiss those you love and consider your family.