Sunday, June 28, 2009


Eric, me, my sisters, and my brothers-in-law were all goofing around in my parents' pool on Saturday evening. My dad came out to say goodbye to us before they left for a church elder get-together. Since the party host has a pool as well, we asked if everyone was going swimming. My dad responded, "I doubt it. What are a bunch of adults supposed to do in a pool?"

We all looked around and just laughed- here we were, a bunch of adults, playing Marco Polo, having chicken fights, throwing each other around, laughing like crazy people...

I love summer. I love, love, LOVE summer. I love the slower pace, the heat, the sunny mornings and long evenings. I love swimming and watering flowers and grilling out and sitting on the porch swing. I love sharing all of this with my family.

We are blessed, and I don't ever want to take that for granted. We don't know what tomorrow will bring- none of us do, but, as Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes, "When times are good, be happy..." And so I am trying hard to relax and enjoy the beautiful life God has given to us today without worrying about what might happen tomorrow. Because (going back to that verse in Ecclesiastes), the Lord is the maker of both the good days and the bad days. That means that I can trust Him whatever the day brings, good or bad or anywhere in between.