There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1
In life we cycle through many different seasons. The falling leaves remind us that things change. Spring flowers bring the joy of life anew. Winter: the cold, frost and darkness. Summer: the warm breezes of laughter and freedom.
Besides physical seasons, we all cycle through life seasons. For moms, these seasons revolve around the stage of life our children are in.
In my quest for creating peace and joy at home, I've come to realize that I must not simply endure each new season, but embrace it.
I must hold each season of life dear, love each aspect of it, strive to do my best in it, throw myself into it wholeheartedly without longing for the next season (while acknowledging that there is another season right around the corner).
Fall is a physical season many enjoy . . . how long and dreary it would feel if I only wished for spring flowers the entire three months. I'd miss the beauty of this beautiful season.
Focusing on the season of life I find myself at this very moment, gives me strength and peace. Embracing the season my children are in gives them support and love.
It's a tricky thing this life of mothering. This ever changing “job.”
I'm learning how to jump into the season with both feet while preparing my children for the ones ahead. It's not easy. I still feel so young myself!
Most for time I have no idea what I'm doing.
As little as I know, I think I've figured out that the key to peace and joy within my family is embracing the season.
Read what the other High Five Moms have to share about seasons by following the links below:
Did you have any tips for embracing each life season?
This post is linked to Thought Provoking Thursday