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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

SUNRISE, SUNSET

Last night, the sunset over Blue Ridge Lake was awe-inspiring, a real masterpiece!

My sister, Laura and our husbands joined me as we gazed at the close of another day quietly for a good 45 minutes...beautiful... another day in our life journey and a cause to look forward to tomorrow with great anticipation for what a new day might bring.
"His mercies are NEW every morning." Lametations 3:23

This reminded me of the words to a song that was sung during our wedding reception nearly 27 years ago:

SUNRISE, SUNSET

Is this the little girl I carried?
Is this the little boy at play?
I don't remember getting older, when did they?

Whe did she get to be a beauty?
When did he grow to be so tall?
Wasn't it yesterday when they were small?

Sunrise, Sunset. Sunrise, Sunset.
Swiftly flow the days
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers.
Blossoming even as they gaze...

Sunrise, Sunset. Sunrise, Sunset.
Swiftly fly the years,
One season following another,
Laden with happiness and tears...
One season following another,
Laden with happiness and tears.

Yes, the seasons of our lives come and go, but our kinship, our bond with friends, family and God are what make these moments in time all the richer.

"From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised."
Psalm 113:3

As a 50 something woman, I suppose I may have more than 10,950 more sunsets, possibly 120 seasons...if I live as long as expected...

In what ways are you making your seasons memorable?

2 comments:

  1. I've always loved those lyrics. That is why I get anxious over my asthma. I feel like everyday sitting in this chair is a day closer to running out. I want to live life to the fullest everyday! But God shares my quiet time and it is well with my soul...

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  2. What a beautiful song, Joan. I strive to live each day to the fullest, and to help others to do the same.

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