Thursday, January 1, 2015

Setting Eternity in Mind

We never imagined we'd grow up. Not for real.

There was talk of a fireman, a ballerina, a construction worker, if we were particularly brave. Picture books depicting the costumes we might wear, the odd jobs we might undertake in those professions, when we grew up. Yet, somewhere there was a missed connection. Something between the idea of growing up, because everyone has to eventually, and the actual reality that we would become adults. 

Yesterday, we were children.
Today, we are young adults.

We never imagined this would be us. Not really.

There is talk of college, marriage, spreading out across the states, and even to other countries. Journeying, adventuring, exploring, experimenting, dreaming, creating a new world for ourselves, and always imagining how we can make things better. Finding a job outside of the hamburger business, studying until we drop, learning to change the world with people we don't like. 

Today, we are young adults.
Tomorrow, we are parents.

We were supposed to be parents, but not so soon as it came. Years, fresh dreams, weddings and dates, childhood, life--meshing together. We blinked, and it was here.

Staying home with three little ones, or trying to make end's meet working a full-time job and a half. Every day feeling the same. Children growing, dreams fleeting and being renewed in the lives of the little ones---

Today, we are children. 
Tomorrow, we are grandparents.

We blinked.

Today, we are children.
Tomorrow is eternity.

Eternity never ends.

Thus I considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I had exerted, and behold all was vanity and striving after wind and there was no profit under the sun.
- Ecclesiastes 2:11

I do all things for the sake of the gospel, so that I may become a fellow partaker of it. Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.
- 1 Corinthians 9: 23-24



  1. Wow, the perspective on this is crazy. We can never stop time—we'd best make the most of it. Thanks for the great ideas to think about!

  2. Wow, that is so cool Stephanie! It is crazy how fast we grow up. I only have 2 1/2 years of highschool left..... It is insane!

    1. Oh, and I love you website! :)

    2. Isn't it crazy, Maggie?!

      Also, thanks for the sweet compliment! I'm pretty happy with it myself. :)