It’s been a long time coming. School is like that. It takes time to be real, to be worth something.
Our oldest son will graduate from college this week. The future is here, now. I can remember thinking specifically about how old he would be when I was a certain age. That will happen this year.
The new job, the new place to live, away from the house he’s been in for ten years….it’s all coming into view now. The misty, foggy, up-ahead someday life isn’t so misty and distant anymore. It’s becoming very clear.
I’ve already started thinking about what furniture he could take with him, just to help him get started. There will be a day when all the sons in our home are gone from their primary residence under our roof. I hope they never leave the deep connection to the family and the memories we have made and will continue to make.
Will our house be cleaner and neater when they have established their own homes? It’s possible. With the neatness wiil no doubt come a quietness that goes hand in hand with lonliness. Perhaps God will fill the calm with grandchildren!
Whatever the future, I am grateful for our family. God has blessed us with each other.
Proverbs 14:4 says, "Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest."
As I apply that to our lives, I consider that where there are no children, the house is clean; but from the blessings that God brings through them, much….so much……is gained.