The Growing Zone – Day 46

One of the harsh realities of growing is the inevitability of dying.

Today’s post is for one of my sons’ most lively high school friends, Meredith Fara Avery: June 8, 1991 – December 17, 2011. This beautiful gypsy girl had a passion about life that was inspirational, a faith in Christ that was genuine and transforming, and an enjoyment for life that was contagious. Her random pop-up facebook chats – “Hi Mrs. Wise! Are you still planting lots of flowers?” were a reflection of her warm thoughtfulness and engaging heart.

This was a picture that Meredith posted on Facebook on April 15, 2011. Her time was short, but the life she lived was time fully used to enrich those around her. Life takes time, yet we know not our time – love deeply, laugh often, forgive easily, work diligently, listen intensely, and never let fear keep you from that great adventure in life.