If you have been following my blog or have read my book, A Scarlet Cord of Hope, you know when you read something I have written it is a topic that has touched me deeply in some form or another. While I have a great imagination, when it comes to creative fiction, I struggle to write on topics that I have not connected with or topics that have not affected me emotionally. There is something within me that needs to write truth, emotion, or real tangible hope.
I write to express myself, I write to encourage, I write to find hope, I write to help process my thoughts, memories, or feelings in my head and heart.
Today I write because I have been deeply touched by a woman I have never met nor even knew she existed. Her life and legacy has impacted me and I only wish I had the opportunity to know her. I do, however, look forward to knowing her in heaven someday.
The woman I am talking about is Denai Downs Vaughn. She recently died in a car accident on Monday November 7, 2011. She was 37 years old. She leaves behind a husband and six year old daughter. What is incredible about her story is that she created a video blog talking about how we are not promised tomorrow, but we do have today, this aired the day she died, November 7, 2011.
I have watched the video several times and each time my heart fills with sorrow for those who loved her and knew her well. However, she is a woman who lived what she believed. Her faith and trust in God, salvation, and eternity is real. While she is reaching out to us to live for today and keep our priority's in tact, she has no idea she is living out her own words.
"We are not promised tomorrow, but we do have today".
Here is the link to her Video
Here is her memorial Facebook Page