September and the kids are back in school. Schedules change for the family. Get up early, eat breakfast, hurry prepare lunches, pack bags with books and assignments, get ready for work. Off to school go kids and to work go parents.
My memories differ. As a kid the Fall season of school brought excitement about wearing new clothes, having a new book bag, experiencing a new teacher, seeing friends. I remember September as being a good time. Mom stayed home and we walked to school.
Life changes as we grow. Later when I was a little older, I recall our move to a new neighborhood. One dissatisfaction was there were no boys in the neighborhood except one, and he did not even have a decent football. Sports was my passion back then. Growing up a tomboy was delightful. God gifted me with abilities for sports, and it defined my days. But this move forced me into more feminine pursuits. I gained girl friends and began hanging out with them.
God has a perfect design for each of us. Would I still enjoy playing basketball and football? Yes, but this older body has lost its muscle memory, or at least its strength. Yet I do not complain, for my new passion is to help my Creator Dad to spread His story of love and redemption. He has given me the privilege of working for Him.
Philippians 1:6 being confident of this,
that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion
until the day of Christ Jesus.
My education continues each day and I love learning from the Creator. Schedule changes now offer newness and sometimes excitement in waiting to see what the Lord will do next.
What are your memories? How have they contributed to who you are today?