Monday, March 23, 2009

Ninety Years Old

Matt's grandpa turns 90 years old today....We had a party yesterday to celebrate the milestone! It went great (and was exhausting!).

Can you imagine 90 years of life? How much living can be packed into that gift of so many years on earth? There is a song called "Seasons of Love" from the musical "Rent"... I love that song. It talks about how you might measure the life of a woman or a man...
Some of the lyrics:
In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee.
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.
In 525,600 minutes - how do you measure a year in the life?
How about love? How about love? How about love?
Measure in love. Seasons of love.

I suppose the way one might measure their life depends on their outlook in life...but I think this song has some good ideas...and I think the value of your life is largely how much love you show others in this world.
Another thought that crossed my mind when celebrating this 90th Birthday was all the stuff that Papa Harris has probably seen and done in his life. I wonder if there's anything that he still would like to do, what's left on his proverbial "bucket list." Considering none of us ever knows how much time God is going to give us on this earth, what is on anyone's bucket list? What's on mine? I'll have to ponder that...and maybe someday I'll share it with you. But for now, I'll post some pictures from the party. And challenge you to, sometime between now and your next Birthday, do something you always wanted to do but haven't got to yet.... and cross it off your list. We won't all be lucky enough to get 90 Birthdays to try to get it accomplished in!

The cake/food table

The birthday boy in the white shirt, with his brother, two sons, and two grandsons.

some of the -Great Grand Children!

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