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.
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Thank you Kathy for today’s article….the words of the hymn cause reflection and your prayer should be ours daily as well.
I know that you will bless may lives over the next forty years as you have for the last forty years!
Love you for so many reasons!
It’s hard to think of you as 40 when you still look 20! 🙂 And I can’t wait to read that book!!
Kathy, your physical beauty is beyond measure. Better yet, your spiritual beauty lights up every word you write! I can hardly wait for your book to be in print. Don’t wait too long. I’m not getting any younger. 🙂
I so enjoy reading your blog 🙂 Thanks for the great thought. What an exciting year for y’all!