This is the Day!
"This is the day the Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad in it!"
My boys are in the bathtub playing as I begin to write this. We have a birthday party for 6-y-o Brooks at 9 a.m. today, and so I shouldn't be typing!
But this is life:
A "last" . . . the last birthday party for a 6-y-o son that I'll ever hostess . . .
An eagerness for some of the "firsts" of life that are still ahead of me . . .
And a marvel at what God has done in me and through me in spite of me!
I will have a whole room of parents to connect with, and I still marvel at how people open up to me these days. There is something about having the history I have that seems to provide a connection to many before there are any words spoken. And all my grief from so many years has dissipated, and I find each morning a fresh, bright morning.
I have things I am still hoping for and praying for . . . academic and career goals, relationship goals, hopes for grandchildren, and other hopes and prayers . . .
But today is full of joy, and I am grateful for the opportunity to live today in the joys it brings.
The Kingdom of God really can only be experienced RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!
So now to get those kids out of that bathtub!