WINTER OF MY LIFE
You know, time has a way of moving quickly and
catching you unaware of the passing years.
It seems just yesterday that I was young, just
married and embarking on my new life.
And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I
wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all... And I
have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams...
But, here it is...the winter of my life and it
catches me by surprise...How did I get here so fast? Where did the years
go and where did my babies go? And where did my youth go?
I remember well...seeing older people through the
years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and
that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully
what it would be like...
But, here it is...going to retire in a couple years
and I'm really getting gray...I move slower and I see an older person now.
I'm not in much better shape now...but, I see the great change...
Not the one I married who was dark and young and
strong... but, like me, age is beginning to show and we are now those
older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be.
Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a
real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore...it's
mandatory! Cause if I don't on my own free will...I just fall asleep where
I sit! Sometimes don't sleep at night very well so a nap in the morning
seems mandatory also.
And so, now I enter into this new season of my life
unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and
ability to go and do things.
But, at least I know, that though the winter has
come, and I'm not sure how long it will last...This I know, that when it's
over...I will enjoy the Spring in the arms of my loving Father...and wait
for my loved ones to come when their winter is over too...
So, if you're not in your winter yet...let me remind
you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would
like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly!
For remember that scripture ? Our life is but a
vapor, it vanished away...So, do what you can today, because you can never
be sure whether this is your winter or not!
You have no promise that you will see all the seasons
of your life... so, live for the Lord today and say all the things that
you want your loved ones to remember...