Today was the last day of school and I was surprised at how sad I felt.
I have been looking forward to school being done and being home with my boys for
But, if those sweet days had not passed and my boys were still babies, I wouldn't know them as well. I wouldn't know who they are and what they like to do and what they think about. I would miss the blessing of really knowing them as they grow and change and their personalities emerge.
When I cling to the past, I have a hard time enjoying the present and looking forward to the future.
And God gives us all some big promises about our future.
"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" (Jeremiah, 29:11, NIV)
God's hope is always in our future. His hope, His love, His presence...
I wonder what new treasures I will discover about God's daily presence and love as I enjoy my growing boys this summer....