One of my fears with our "because of Cara" list was that a few months after her death, we would forget about it and slip back into our old ways of living. This fear hit me again yesterday morning as I read Pastor Greg's Lenton sermon on "Sloth," which Greg succinctly describes as falling asleep and not giving a damn while people and the world are in need of help.
I'm thankful to be able to say that for the most part over this past year, Cynthia and I have not fallen back into our old ways of living too much. We have surely had our moments and will always continue to do so. We'll never become perfect while walking on this journey. But because of Cara we started on a new journey that has brought a deeper joy and meaning to our lives.
And, I'm most thankful that Cara will continue to spur us on. She will always be interceding for us along with all the saints. "Because of Cara" doesn't just live on the pages of our journals, but it's permanently marked on our hearts and minds.