Today is the last day of summer vacation for Matthew and Aaron. I must admit that every September 1st I feel some sadness that summer is over. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the coming of a new season but that it is the end of something I love. I love my children being home from school. I enjoy sharing an unhurried breakfast and a family lunch time. I like that the boys can stay up later and sleep in if they want. I like the extra fun time with them. I love family travel. Even though Todd continues to work very full time for some reason it feels like during the summer we have more time. Maybe the extra time is due to not having homework or other school activities. The boys love doing special things that we often don’t have time for during the other seasons…going on an Italian ice run to Ralphs, going out for warm bagels in the morning, taking the dog for extra walks, going to the beach, watching “Touched By An Angel” as a family, picking fresh tomatoes from the plants we planted, enjoying summer fruit and putting together summer photos in our album. Summer is good and always a memory I am never ready to say goodbye to.
As much as I love things the way they are, the end is also the beginning. To begin allows us to start something new. Maybe I chose what is new but maybe I did not. God is the creator and doing something new is his nature. He desires to do a new thing in my heart and in my life daily. All through Scriputure we read that God will do a new thing, that he makes all things new and that he made us new in Christ. I may love the present but for God to do something new in the future somtimes means that I have to say goodbye to what is at hand.
What is the Lord asking you to end so that he can do a new thing?