Birthday thoughts swirling... again... 50 times over.
Youth thought it was forever...new depths of realization dawning as to the proximity of my 'use-by-date'. What might that be? Do I have 20...30...40 'good' years left?
If more than, or at least half, of my time is over, what have I accomplished? What do I count for?
I listen to experience and wisdom...
They tell me tales of oak trees that spend 50 yrs on only growth... growth slow and sure... roots deep, branches wide. Only after 50 yrs of preparation does the time of fruit come. What the oak tree was created for...
I hear of some with great lists of accomplishments, tell me it all means nothing...it's the lessons they have learned in showing love to someone close that they consider their greatest work.
It would seem as if these human bodies we are gifted with, are the cocoon for the emerging butterfly of our spirit.
Becoming a friend of God... forged in this life... growth nurtured through years of relating to Him... Decline of the body heralding the greatest work of all... two becoming one.
#155 Girl talks with our son
#156 Impromptu photo sessions
#157 Blue eyes twinkling
#158 Dog indulging in warmth of the sun
#159 Giggles with daughter
#160 Coffee date set
#161 Running tongue around clean teeth
#162 "Aha!" moments with new ideas
#163 Friends who send 'spot-on' youtube clips... thanks for listening to His nudge
#164 Strawberries & vanilla ice-cream