Today is my 33rd birthday. I am genuinely happy about that.
At lunch I sat talking to my 84 year old grandmother. She has always been extremely intelligent. She had a college degree when most women didn’t. She loves politics, world events, and was always a voracious reader. When I was a kid she would spend hours doing the crosswords from various newspapers. Today she tried to tell me a story and got completely lost in it, unable to think of the simple vocabulary she needed in order to finish. She forgets how to work her TV, can’t tell if it’s morning or evening, and can’t remember if she has eaten. She is broken, and it’s difficult to watch.
It reminds me that all the knowledge we can obtain during this life is such a temporal thing. We shouldn’t trust in the frailty of the human mind. There is only one Truth that really matters, and knowing God is one thing that our heart and mind will never forget. And, thankfully, God doesn’t have memory problems!
He remembers her, and she remembers Him. I am thankful that another 50 years down the road, no matter what I have learned or forgotten during this life, love for my Savior will always be a part of me.
And, I’m not worried about my grandmother. God knows enough for the both of them.