Seasons of Life

Yesterday, April 23rd, it snowed in Lucas, Kansas!  Now snow in Kansas isn’t out of the ordinary, but snow in April is pushing the limit.

 In April, flowers are suppose to be blooming, wheat fields are just turning green, buds are on the trees and with all that comes the renewing of my heart.  I always feel a sense of anticipation, and sense of “advent”, a feeling that to every day there is a new beginning.  With spring comes a knowing that soon we will have warm days and sunshine, time to putter outside, or camp at  Wilson lake.  After a few months of being stuck in the house, I long for Spring.

That’s is one thing I love about Kansas…the four seasons.  Being 49andcounting, I have the privilege of having experienced several seasons of life.  I watch young mothers, and feel for them as they hustle to keep all the bases covered (feed the kids, go to work, keep romance in their marriage, sponsor and attend every event imaginable).  I watch my daughters who are not yet married and choosing career paths and remember that time that every decision I made directly affected where my future would go (though I didn’t realize then the impact those decisions would make).  At 49andcounting I see the seasons of life much clearer, and I appreciate what each brought me (even when I was pulling my hair out trying to keep everyone happy and clothed). 

And sometimes with those seasons came a Snow Day…a time when I wept tears and felt that I had taken two steps back.  A time that I felt overwhelmed and life seemed out of control.  A time when I didn’t know the answers to major questions in life.  A time when life felt…hard.  And this I know…

I held on, I made it…the flowers bloomed, the sun shined, the snow melted.  I held on to God.  I held on to my faith.  When those snow days came, I believed that God had a perfect plan for my life.  That I needed to grab my strength by leaning on Him.  I cryed, I prayed…and slowly I saw change.  Slowly, I realized I was in a new season…slowly He worked it all out. 

And at 49andcounting I can absolutely tell you…

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”-Ecclesiates 3:1

Hold on…Spring is coming.  God holds your life in His hands.  He has a perfect plan for you.  Love and Blessings…

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About 49andcounting

Hi! I'm a mom, wife, grammy, sister, friend at that ALMOST 50 age!! (Okay, since I started this a few years ago...well, add a bit to 49andcounting!) How the heck did I get here so fast?!? I love, love, love- my girls, antiques, rural America, history, Jesus, junkin,the lake and my Big Boy...not particularly in that order. It's about time I change this profile a bit. After a year or living in our 5th wheel in beautiful Pennsylvania, My Big Boy and I are back to the Kansas Prairies. And there's just nothing like "Home Sweet Home". Hitting the Big 50 has its own unique, well...let's say...blessings :) So come along, laugh with me...cry with me...praise God with me...and let's do this 49andcounting thing, together!
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One Response to Seasons of Life

  1. Suellen says:

    …and friends prayed for you. I remember you once saying, that to get yourself (and the girls) through the low times, you would thank God for everything you could think of to thank Him for…even your pillow. God has blessed you.

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