Remember Your Creator While Young
7 Light is sweet,
and it pleases the eyes to see the sun.
8 However many years anyone may live,
let them enjoy them all.
But let them remember the days of darkness,
for there will be many.
Everything to come is meaningless.
This summer has been amazing for me. I have experience so much time with family and friends. I have taken time to be outside and enjoy the warmth of the sun. I see how the light of the Lord has changed my thought pattern too. It has opened up amazing new beginnings for me. I learned to see people at where they are at in life. Nobody really understood where I was at last summer and this summer has brought so much new life.
Ecclesiastes 1:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 The sun rises and the sun sets,
and hurries back to where it rises.
6 The wind blows to the south
and turns to the north;
round and round it goes,
ever returning on its course.
The sun rises and the sun sets and hurries back to where it rises.
The Bible holds truth of a new day. Happy moments are often spent outside with family and friends at picnics. The joy of hearing little kids laugh and seeing them play. Life holds so much joy in each day and we often miss it because we are so busy. I watch younger/older people work hard and busy making a future, but miss out on today. Live in today is my motto of life. God has given us choices, desires and even wants. I look back today and see I wanted so much in life, but I never thought about what I have now. My now moments has brought me grandchildren that I adore and time with them is priceless. I may not have money to buy them anything I want or they want, but I sure have time to give them.
Someone blessed me with tickets to take my two granddaughters to the fair and paid for us to get in. I was at church last night and someone walked up to hand me them. She said that God has spoke to her heart and it was a treat for us to have fun. The value was more than I realized, $70.00 for wrist bands to ride the rides all day/night, plus $40.00 worth of tickets to get in. I went home that day and cried. I cried with a joy because I knew my husband and I could take them. Yet, I didn't realize my husband would be out of town that day, so my daughter and her step son Boden went too. She paid for him and his brother Ryan to rides all day/night. I saw the 4 cousins have so much fun together. Laughing on rides, joking around and eating non healthy corn dogs. No worries, there was ice cream, crushed ice with flavors and the list goes on. I also had time with my newest granddaughter Averie. She enjoyed watching the people and ice cream too. The joys of summer for me this year, I can't explain the joy in my heart.
Summer is often thought of as school break. My grandchildren go back to school this next Wednesday. It is bitter sweet for sure. They enjoy going camping with their mom and step dad too. Swimming, riding horses and just playing in dirt. They went to Disneyland with their dad, auntie, grandpa and me. Life changes for sure and Wednesday will start a new school year for them. I asked Brookley and Willow if they had a good summer and that answer was no. They said we had a great summer and smiled. It's not over yet, let the fun continue for all of them.
I hope and pray your summer was a great too. Even in the hardest of times, I have learned to find the joy of the Lord in daily little. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Purpose this a good day!