Saturday, August 1, 2015


I wasn't trying to ease drop. 
And I don't necessarily think they were trying to keep it private.

I came around the corner and she was telling her husband good-bye
   as he was going to be gone for at least a week on a job related trip.

I heard the typical "I love you"
      (I knew and they knew they felt this way about each other but oh so good to say and hear!)
and then the reminder to " Drive Safely"
He started to walk away and as he turns she speaks her heart
and this is what causes me to pause;

"remember who you are"

The words made me draw a quick breath.
Such a powerful word for him and I suspect it has been spoken many a time in their marriage.

"remember who you are"

  • Don't give into peer pressure to do or say things you know you shouldn't say or do.

  • Don't join in an activity that you know isn't the best choice.

  • Don't give into the enticement of making more money by compromising your integrity.

  • Don't put things or prosperity above people.

  • Don't say things that make you look better at the expense of others.

  • Don't think you have to be right.  That you have to have the last word.  That you have to win.

  • Don't be impatient, unkind, or callous to those you work with, meet, or cross paths with.
  • Don't be unforgiving or hold a grudge.  Don't be touchy or easily agitated.
  • Don't be bitter or grouchy or vain.

"remember who you are"

A man of God.

A sinner saved by grace.

A man greatly loved by his family.

A man blessed by God.

A child of the King.

A man that someday wants to hear "well done, good and faithful servant."

 I am sure that through the years my uncle has found new discoveries of who he is and who he wants to be and, even more importantly,

God revealing to him who He want him to be.

I am also sure that he would say that there have been times he has forgotten.  Times he has been
less than who he knows he is in Christ.  Times of needed repentance.

But it got me to thinking

If I would remember who I am - who God has created me to be

would I be more careful with how I fill my time?
would I take more care to tame my tongue?
to offer my help?
to give more to others?
to praise God more and complain less?
to see the good in others rather than find their faults?
to believe more and fear less?

Someday I am going to ask my aunt what she means when she says it
 but right now

I am asking God what He meant
when He said it to me this morning
through a simple good-bye at the door...

Remember who you are, Sheri.


Dori said...

You have such a way with words! Love your blog!

Mainely Me said...

What a wonderful reminder at parting, or anytime, for that matter. I need it throughout the day!

Glenda said...

Thank you for always seeing the beauty ... and sharing it. Beautiful reminder.

Kellie said...

love you mom :)