For my summer holidays (which officially begin on Tuesday afternoon) I shall write for fun every day. This morning I wrote about "something to hold on to" and specifically what we must hold on to as our legs are not as stable as they were in our youth. My dad is home now (BIG YAY!) and he needs things to hold on to. If we are blessed to live long lives, we'll need the same. Have you ever given your arm to an old woman and listened to her apologize for slowing you down? Isn't that sort of sad? It's an honor to give another person a bit of your youthful (or maybe just your healthy) stability, isn't it? Everything we have is meant to be shared.
Have you read Timothy Keller's The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness? I think you'd like the truths found in this small book's pages. He must become greater and greater and I must become less and less . . .
Off we go into June. June is a fun and flowery month here in the USA. We were married in June, after graduations and releases from the confines of the school year. Bill worked at the swimming pool (I did, too. I was NOT in charge of saving lives. Whew.) We drank iced tea and ate hamburgers. I swam for exercise and considered my new status: married woman. We spent ALL of our time together and now we are blessed to spent a lot of time together again. I really like that. This is my 35th June with Bill. Some Junes were full of camp assignments. Some Junes held Vacation Bible School and swimming lessons. Now that I'm a teacher, June is full of low-key promise. Flowery promise. Thankful.
I find the peaks of our little white and green house very welcoming. I believe we will live in this house until we are very old. No more houses. It feels good to be finished with the house "what if's".
I would like to do a bit of gardening today. I'm late planting seeds and the pansies need to go into the ground. The peonies will pop later this week and we shall have the sweet-wine smell of their blooms inside the house. I'm trying to guard myself from too many "to do's" because the list gets ridiculous. Do you experience that same struggle? I know that I can only do a little. A little I shall do.
What sort of "little bit" will you do today?