Seasons change, both on the calendar and in our lives.
Outside, the leaves are hanging on by the stem, refusing to give up their secured place on the tree. Vegetable gardens are done producing their crops. Farmers are finishing up the fieldwork. The grass has stopped growing. There are more cloudy days than sunny days. And don’t get me started on the falling temps!
In our lives, our children are knee-deep in school, homework, activities, and sports. In our house, not only is our senior focusing on his last year of high school but add college preparation into the mix, and we are looking at not only a young man who is stretched to the max but also a young man who is planning is future – without much input from us. Yes, we can offer our advice, but ultimately it’s up to Grant to decide what college to go to and what to major in.
Add to that; our sophomore got his driver’s license on Saturday. Gone are the days of driving our boys to school. Oh, how I would love to go back to those days when I would drive them to and from school! Sure, I did my fair share of complaining about the commute, but for 40 minutes of the day, I had them to all to myself without distractions. I’m going to miss those conversations.
Yes, the season is changing, and so are our lives as we are near the empty nest stage of life.
Through it all, one thing never changes – the Lord and His Word.
As things change in our lives, cling to the Lord and His Word! He will get us through the ups and downs and the hills and valleys that this world throws at us!