Remember the song that went, “Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping, into the future..”?
Well, that’s how I feel most days.
Time is slipping daily into the future.
However, I don’t find myself clinging to the past, or wanting to freeze time. I really do feel thankful for every day God gives.
Another day to do school with the kids; to learn. Another day to sing. Another day to dance. Another day to laugh. Another day to do laundry, make food, make beds, and other normal everyday things. Another day to look out the kitchen window and see changes – snow, rain, mud, green grass, flowers, sunshine.
But it’s when one of the kids has a birthday, that I especially notice time slipping into the future.
My first little baby, prayed for and anticipated with almost feverish excitement (since he was the first grandchild for my family), turned 18 on Friday!
Although we probably have more baby pictures of Luke than any of the other kids, they aren’t digital photos, and they are in the attic. So today, we’ll have to look back at him as a little boy instead.
Heading out for a birthday lunch together in 2011.
On our way out for a birthday lunch last Friday.
Luke really hasn’t changed tremendously from the way he was as a little boy.
He is still thoughtful, introspective, intelligent, hard-working, loyal, faithful, obedient, respectful, kind, and he loves God with a deep faith.
We look forward with confidence and joy to see how God will use him for Himself.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “to prosper and not to harm you; to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
Is he dearly beloved?
Happy Birthday, Luke!