This is the Day and the Time!

4 Jun

This is the Day and the Time!

This is the Day that the Lord hath made, We will rejoice and be glad in it!

This is the Day that the Lord hath made, We will rejoice and be glad in it!

Psalm 118: 24-This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Today is a gorgeous day in Georgia!  The sun is shining brightly and a breeze is gently blowing through the trees.  It is amazing to me that just a few short weeks ago we were still cuddling up under blankets because Winter just would not give up her hold. However, especially in the South it seems as though our Spring seasons are getting shorter and shorter.  We’ve had very few mild days of Spring, instead it has gone from Winter to Summer! Not that I am complaining, I just wish the seasons of time would not race by quite so quickly. This is the day which the Lord hath made; I will rejoice and be glad in it!

I remember as a child wishing I were this age, and then that age.  My parents would always tell me “Stop wishing your life away that time flew by! They told me, “Enjoy the age that you are right now, because soon you will wish that you were young again.”  I of course thought they were just saying things like that because they were “old.”  It is amazing to me that my parents knew so much of what life was going to be like for me before I ever really began to live it for myself.  They doled out little pieces of wisdom all the time but like most kids I guess, you do not recognize their wisdom until you are grown up, out of their homes with a family of your own. After realizing that they had told me the truth, as every year races off to begin a new one, I’ve tried to stop along the way and enjoy my time, especially my time with my family.  I have learned to slow down and be grateful.  I have tried to enjoy the life that I’ve been given and be grateful for every day as that day cannot be relived. I find myself saying to my boys the same things that my parents have said to me in hopes that they too will “stop wishing their lives away!”

My children are thrilled of course with each season, especially Summer.   School is finally over for the year, the pool is being maintained and our Summer trips to our local Mall are upon us as it holds our only cinema.   Local businesses and churches sponsor Summer Family Movie Festival and so our local theater shows $1.00 movies through the summer two times a week!  This makes for great family time as I and my boys have made it our little family tradition starting when they were tiny little things.

As this Summer approaches my oldest son will be Fourteen years old and my youngest has already turned Ten. I can’t believe how time is flying by with them as it seems as though I just brought them home from the hospital yesterday! I feel so pressed to just soak up every precious moment with them.  I know that soon, my oldest will be driving which honestly I do not even want to think about, then out of High School, off to college, etc. This of course is our hope for him, but still as a Mom it is heartbreaking to think of letting them go. Because of his older brother, my youngest has always acted much older than he is. He has not really ever wanted to be a baby!  He has always wanted to do what his big brother was doing. I can’t help but feel a lump in my throat as I see how big they are growing and how quickly they are maturing into wonderful Godly men.  I just wanted to rejoice and be grateful today that I am blessed with both of them!

Today as I have shared my heart with you about my boys, I just wanted to encourage you with an old cliché “stop and smell the roses!”  This truly is the day or the season that the Lord has made for you, will you rejoice and be glad in it?  I know that in today’s world we have so much more going on in our lives.   We have to do this thing and that thing, but may I suggest that one of the most important things to do is to take some time to stop, take a deep breath and truly be grateful. Take that moment and realize that you are blessed.  Honestly I have found that in my busiest, most hectic and even my worse times, If I will just stop, take a deep breath, and think about what is good in my life, it changes my whole attitude and clears my head .  It gives me a new perspective.  I can honestly say “Psalm 118: 24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”

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