Thursday, January 22, 2015

Fifteen Years

As the year turned to 2015, one of my friends on facebook pointed out that there are as many years to 2030 as there have been from the year 2000.  Now, that is a simple statement but it stuck with me as I realized that the next 15 years will bring so many changes.  It's kind of overwhelming really.  I mean, 15 years ago, I wasn't married - we were just starting to date - but not married yet.  When I think back to that year, 2000, I thought about all of the great things to come and how fun and exciting life would be.  But now, when I look ahead at the next 15 years, reality is a little more difficult. 

1) In 15 years, my kids will be 20 and 21 years old.  They will either be working or in college and most likely will be spending more time away than at home.  

2) In 15 years, most of my siblings and their spouses and my husband will be in the 60's.  

3) Over the course of the next 15 years, it is most likely that I will lose all of my aunts and uncles and Darryl and I realize that we could face some other difficult loses as well.  I'd like to believe that people live forever but the don't and that is a hard reality to face, isn't it? 

4) In 15 years, I will be at the tail end of the 50's - what is up with that?  I still feel like I'm in my 20's . . .ok I don't FEEL like it but in my head I still am HA! 

When you start to look at how life marches on, it would be easy to get beat up and discouraged but, ultimately, I am so thankful for life in Jesus Christ because I know that whatever comes our way, God is in control.

I can rest in the fact that God is in control. Which means I can face things that are out of my control and not act out of control. Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued