I’m busy…busy…dreadfully busy
You’ve no idea what I have to do.
Much, much too busy for you.
This song is from a children’s video, but it spoke to me recently. Our family watched it, just for throwback kicks, and to the delight of our grandson. I was sitting down for once, which is hard for me, a perpetual motion person. I was sitting down (on purpose) because I wanted to spend time with my son on one of his last visits home before he is married.
It’s hard for me to rest. It’s something I have to let God help me with, and make myself do. But it’s something I simply must learn to do, or I’ll miss the important things.
If we had to pick one word to describe our society today, busy would have to be on the short list, wouldn’t it? I’m learning to slow down. I’m learning to let go of the worries. It takes practice.
We have a wedding later this week. I have a bazillion things to do. But in the past few weeks, I’ve made myself stop and take time to visit with the son who will be married, and to listen. I looked at his features, and memorized them. It was good.
I’m thankful for those moments. And I’m thankful for the moments to come, when my son will make a home of his own, filled with smiles and laughter, a beautiful new bride, new paint and new dishes. Oh, what a miracle, the ministry of marriage. (Thank You, Lord.)
On the Monday after the wedding, we leave for a family vacation. Due to the generosity of my amazing father, we will spend a week on a watercolor beach. Believe it or not (seriously), it’s hard for me to sit still, even there. But I’m going to try.
I’ll see you on the other side, dear friends.
Well a man shall leave his mother and a woman leave her home
They shall travel on to where the two shall be as one.
As it was in the beginning is now and til the end
Woman draws her life from man and gives it back again.
And there is Love,
there is Love.