2013 — Seriously?
It seems like yesterday I was
- Heading to college,
- Planning a wedding,
- Anticipating my firstborn,
- Helping in homerooms,
- Raising two teenagers…
Those teenagers are now twenty-something and home from college.
I love having them home. There’s a comfort in the sameness each year: favorite cookies, music, ornaments, etc. Traditions link the past to the present and bring fun memories. My heart floods with joy and my mind records each moment.
They’ll soon head back to their own colleges, anticipating graduations and the lives that are ahead for them. I’m happy and proud, but at the same time…
Wondering what the New Year holds for us, my thoughts tangle with worry.
Will 2013 bring
- Heartache or happiness?
- Excitement or dread?
- Adventure or boredom?
The next time I unpack these boxes…
Will I even BE HERE to unpack these boxes?
I struggled to publish these words. After all, Christians should trust with all their hearts, capture thoughts, not worry about the future… I can quote it, chapter and verse.
I know these truths.
I know they bring life.
I know they breathe peace.
But there are times, especially after the holidays, when I wrestle. I pack decorations, stow boxes, dust shelves, wipe counters, vacuum floors…
I know God has things under control, but…
I can’t help but wonder what lies ahead.
I’ll be blogging about this for the next couple of weeks, so be sure to check in on Wednesdays and share your thoughts. For now,