I went to a friend’s word wall art party and purchased a saying that I love for a bedroom we are redecorating.  It says, “LIFE is not numbered by the amount of BREATHS we take, but by the MOMENTS that take our breath away.”

As I ponder the moments that take my breath away I’d like to share a few….

The giggles of my granddaughters
A card from a friend that makes me laugh on a day all I want to do is cry
A beautiful sunrise or sunset
A Facebook chat with my son who is across the world
A picture of my grandson with a smile from ear to ear
My husband sending me flowers and a card for no other reason than to show he is with me on my journey
Friends who send me a text just to say they are thinking of me
God’s amazing provision

I have a disease that affects my lungs. While evil is literally trying to take my breath away, I will set my heart on all the moments of beauty, wonder, love, grace and miracles all around me. THAT is what will take my breath away!


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Deanna Sturgeon lives in Michigan with her husband of 30 years. A mother of three boys and three grandchildren, she loves spending time with her family and friends, camping, lounging at the beach, and reading. She is learning to embrace what wild Jesus has for her through love, dreams, hope and laughter.