Thursday, May 14, 2009
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1
This weekend, I celebrated my 9th Mother's Day. 9?! Where did the time go?
While Reading my "Victoriously Frazzled" bible study this morning, Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 was the scripture reading. You know it (or have at least heard the song): "A time to (blank), A Time to (blank)". The context was on "Aging". I'm "only" 35 but I've done some "aging". Yes, I'm getting gray hair and things are sagging but that is not the point. The point is I've aged in life. I've gotten some "bumps and bruises" along the way...and am so grateful for them.
There are seasons in our life. Seasons. I think of High School/College and the flirty girl I was. I think of being Single and feeling alone for the first time (but also learning to rely on my relationship with God more than ever). I think of being a Newly Wed and the expectations of that time. I think of being a new mom and feeling overwhelmed. I think of being a mom of preschoolers and again feeling overwhelmed. I think of being a mom of elementary students and feeling the "light at the end of the tunnel". I think of being married and learning it's not that easy.
I've looked back on all that I've learned (especially in the past 13 years since college) and have grown so much.
I'm not who I was even 2 years ago. God is constantly stretching me and growing me. That's why I think it is so funny where I am today. I tried out for Community Theatre this Mother's Day Weekend. Me! And I got the part of Aunt Em (I sure hope they don't make me look old)!
Truthfully, I'd kind of believed that "my life" was kind over a couple years ago. I kind of fell into a trap that "my time" was kind of over. I'd worked and had my kids. My dreams were gone. But, I think God has been showing me the past 2 years that he has more for me. Whether it is learning and growing as I lead a team with Beachbody or trying out for a play (neither of which I thought would EVER happen)...God's not done with me yet!
But, I had to go through the seasons...