January 14, 2013 –
We are well on our way into the NEW YEAR! I was looking at the calendar and counting the days until Spring! Perhaps that was because I had read we (Southeastern Tennessee) were in for some COLD weather in the mid-teens, atypical for our area.
While perusing the calendar it made me think about how swiftly life passes by! Sometimes it seems like yesterday that my three little towheaded boys were seeing how much mischief they could get into before getting caught! They had great imaginations! This was back-in-the-days before all the video games, Wii, Xbox, movies, and all the miscellaneous electronics. My boys played outside and improvised with whatever was available…they built things, rebuilt their bikes, painted their bikes, made ramps, tree houses, tunnels in the ground, played in the dirt, and on and on. They came in at the end of the day with freckled, sunburned faces, with sweat-rings and dirty smudges. I never knew what I’d find in their jeans pockets!
During the long days of summer they were outside from early morning to dusk or later! I don’t think they were ever “bored”, really.
Now I look at them and they are grown men who have ventured out into the world. When I’m around them it still amazes me, that these handsome MEN are my cute little boys!
“Life goes on, Bud”. These were Dad Childers last words to Bud knowing he would probably not see his son again. Three short words filled with so much truth! I think we need to muse about life occasionally, if nothing else, just to remind ourselves how precious it is and not to be taken for granted. Life does go on…
Just musing about many things today. Thankful for STRENGTH to make it through whatever the day may hold and enough JOY to enjoy the wonder of each new day! Waking with anticipation of the day ahead, and in wonder and awe of God’s love, compassion, mercy, grace, deliverance, and Power! Words are not enough to describe the emotions of awe and wonder of God. I’m so blessed to have HIS Spirit living inside me…I am a living temple of God!
Blessed beyond measure,