Each week Ruth Ayres extends an invitation to share and celebrate events, big or small, from our week.
Sometimes I think God prepares us for what is to come by giving us a small glimpse in the present.
Ethan is out of town visiting his girlfriend and experiencing a new kind of freedom.
Megan is at the gym with the coaching staff preparing for the girls' basketball game tonight.
My husband is at the cabin at the river...doing whatever men do at river cabins.
I am sitting here writing, taking time to do what I want to do and being thankful for a glimpse of the empty nest.
I am thankful that my children are young adults who can navigate their way through their world and are happy with their life decisions thus far. I am thankful that my husband appreciates his time away and understands that I need mine as well.
Today is a glimpse of what's to come...and I am OK with that.
Because I have reminders that the nest isn't empty yet...
the humming of the washing machine with the weekend's first load of laundry
the unwashed dishes on the counter from yesterday's late night snack
the shoes laying by the door haphazardly kicked off
the backpacks and school bags sitting on the couch
Yes, it is just a glimpse....and I am OK with that for now.
It's a small taste, just right for today, as you wrote, Leigh Anne. I love my children, and as you know, my grandchildren too. The empty nest can be sweet too, and adult children are quite wonderful. Right now, though, enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
Such a special celebration! I honor you that you're taking in every moment before the nest is empty. I think I did that, but I wish I could do it all over again. This line "Sometimes I think God prepares us for what is to come by giving us a small glimpse in the present." speaks to me today - thank you.ReplyDelete
It sounds lovely, Leigh Anne - hold on to those family times!ReplyDelete
Glimpses are what we have. Honoring them is necessary.ReplyDelete
I can relate to celebration. Everything changes. We learn to accept and celebrate what we have at any moment of time. Last week I had all three daughters at home. Loved it. Today I am home with my youngest. Sweet time too.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a delightful weekend ahead. Enjoy every quiet moment.ReplyDelete
I experienced a few of these glimpses this past summer before Ryan left for college. I agree that it helps prepare us for what's to come. I hope you are enjoying your little break at home alone. :)ReplyDelete
This is a great statement of thankfulness, Leigh Anne: Sometimes I think God prepares us for what is to come by giving us a small glimpse in the present. Join me tomorrow night at #NYEDchat. We are speaking on the topic of thankfulness. You could share your statement. 8pm ESTReplyDelete
What a wonderful, cozy piece, Leigh Anne.ReplyDelete