Tuesday, August 14, 2007

In the Blink of An Eye

It was in May of 1988 when Sarah was four and I was just two that our whole family of five first came to Ithaca, NY for Uncle Sam’s graduation from Cornell Law School. But, who would have known that in August of 2007, Sarah and I would not only be back in Ithaca but enjoying a photo op on the exact stone wall where we had dangled our little legs nineteen years ago? Although the wall hadn’t lost any of its defining character, I noticed that nineteen years took a toll on my hair! But nineteen years have only made my sister that much more beautiful.

The bud of a dream – to come back to this place one day – was formed in that first visit of May 1988. As a child, speech was slow to come to me and my reading abilities took even longer to develop. What, in those moments, looked like the young death of a dream has, today, experienced resurrection. A few months ago, what looked like an improbability became an ability to go Cornell Veterinary School. Only God would have known the flower that the dream of nineteen years ago would eventually blossom into.

As orientation ends tomorrow and Block One begins with tell-told non-stop studying, I am so thankful that God has me here for a reason and now my prayer is that I’ll embrace every moment I’m given because four years will be gone in a blink of an eye. It is so reassuring to know that I have a wonderful and real Friend to travel with me on my way. - Isaac Angell

You put me here for a reason
You have a mission for me
You knew my name and You called it
Long before I learned to breathe

In a blink of an eye that is when
I'll be closer to You than I've ever been
Time will fly, but until then
I'll embrace every moment I'm given
There's a reason I'm alive for a blink of an eye
(Mercy Me)