Monday, April 9, 2007

The Season of My Life

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”

As I look around, new life is everywhere, including in my house! We went to the plant nursery over the weekend, but the weather has been too cold for us to plant our young flowers outside. We are temporarily storing them in our kitchen and dining room. It is a beautiful sight, and a reminder of God’s gift of salvation. Just as the flowers bloom, thrive, then die off in the fall and winter, Jesus was on this earth for a short season before becoming the sacrificial Lamb of God. His time on the cross, too, was only for a short season. However, His reign in Eternity will last forever. Easter, and the beautiful spring flowers, are a wonderful example of this truth.

I fully understand that the season of parenting small children will soon be over, as well; however, while I am in this season, sometimes it is very difficult. I have decided to really apply the truth taught in this verse to my day-to-day life. For every fight between brothers, there is a purpose under the heaven. For every dish I wash or sock I pick up, there is a purpose under the heaven. For every meal I prepare and the kids don’t eat, there is a purpose under the heaven. This verse also reminds me to be thankful for the daily blessings with which my Heavenly Father provides me: nap time, outdoor play time, and the many teaching opportunities that arise in between.

TJ is a blessing to me, also. I will be the first to admit that having 3 small kids is overwhelming, but I could not imagine doing it alone. He helps in so many ways, not just with parenting, but in everything. The Lord has made it possible for me to go to school during this season of life, but again TJ is my helpmate. We are celebrating the time when we first met. It was 9 years ago in March. I could not imagine my life without him by my side. Honey, thank you very much for all you’ve given to me, provided me with, and done for me over the years. I look forward to spending many more years with you!

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Carole said...

That is such an awesome way to look at it. What a sweet entry.