I was blessed today when I came across this video. In our life, death is one of those things that as humans we really hate to think of and fear almost all or lives. I’ve written a few times about the pain and effects that loosing someone so special causes, and how different life is after such a dramatic event as the death of a loved one.
Some years ago now, mom and I had a discussion about organ donation, and to be totally honest, I was probably merely being polite when I agreed to do it with her. I never really stopped to think about the impact of how giving away a part of my life might impact on and give another human being the chance to live a longer, pain free and independent life. Recently as various things have happened around me, I’ve begun to try and mentally prepare myself for some of the things that I know lie before me, one of those being able to have the strength to say good bye. And if I am totally honest, I’m not ready to do that yet. I’m not sure I’ll ever be ready to.
No one wants to loose a loved one. But maybe there was some wisdom in my mothers decision to donate any organ that the doctors may use in granting a reprieve to another person. Even if that person was to never know me, or even speak to me, I think there is so much truth in the words of the main actor of this short film when she says that in deciding to donate their son’s heart it allowed them to move on. Part of him lives on and gives life to another, what better gift could come out of such pain, than the gift of life to another. And so I now sit back and begin to realise that yes, there is very defiantly a reason in my mothers wisdom, and something that I now am more acceptable of as I learn to accept that in life, giving is far more powerful than holding on to something that you cannot hold onto any more.
For there is no greater love than to lay down your life for another. This may well not be the same concept in the essence of laying down your life, but you give of the life force you have enjoyed on this earth as the sun sets on your innings and grant freedom of life to another. Have you got yourself a donor card? If not follow this link and register today. The life you live in another may well be as rich and blessed as the life you lived in your own body.