August marked the beginning of our Year of Significant Numbers. In that month, our youngest son, Carl, became a teenager. Our oldest son, Gary, will turn 18 next month. In January, our middle son, Dale, turns 16. In May, Neal and I will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. And also in May, I will… I… Um. I’ll turn forty. I remember when my own mother turned forty. I got married the month before, so as the mother-of-the-bride, my mom seemed, in my eyes, like a woman who had already arrived. A woman whose job was done. A woman who was old. Which makes me wonder, are there 20-year-olds who see ME that way?
I thank God for the years He has given me as a wife and as a mother. I have to smile (and roll my eyes) when I think back to when I was a newlywed who thought she had all the answers. But even though I’ve learned a lot since then, I have so much more to learn. A constant prayer of mine is for wisdom! And there are so many things I still want to do. When Neal and I were first married, we came up with our 5-year plan. One of my goals was to have written a book in that time. ha! I just started it this year. The past forty years have simply flown by. What will I do with the next forty?
“Swiftly we’re turning life’s daily pages; swiftly the hours are turning to years. How are we using God’s golden moments? Shall we reap glory? Shall we reap tears?”
Prayer for Today: May I live each day as if it were my last, choosing always the eternal over the temporary.