Nate and Lisa at The Battleship of Texas, Houston, Texas
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The End of Summer
I look ahead and see that summer is coming to an end. I can't say I'm sad, but there is a melancholiness to the end of things. Having two college students home for fall semester is fun. Of course, Nate is here (age 10). We're all getting re-aquainted and used to living together. These two kids of ours are breaking away. Our conversations center around challenging them to live Biblically, business entrepreneurship, relationships, future plans, marriage. Conversations with Nate are all about honoring Christ in his deeds, small jobs he can do to earn a buck, how to treat others respectfully, what he needs to accomplish today, and friends. Hmmmm...not so different are they? I am always getting this feeling that things don't ever really change. Marriage (loving and serving my soul mate), mothering (getting each child through the in's and out's of life, homemaking (creating a clean, comfortable environment to do all the above), and desiring to do it all in a way that glorifies God and not me, is what my life is made of. Things don't change much over time. The process starts over again with the grandchildren....yes Lord, this makes me happy. This is contentment to me. Summer coming to an end? That's nice.