Sipping my iced coffee, thinking about my melancholy state, got me to thinking...
Half empty or half full? How am I viewing this time of year, this change of seasons?
The girls will both be in high school next year, and in some ways that makes me feel old. Where has the time gone? Have I done enough? Will they be happy and healthy and productive?
They don't seem to need me, really...
They both seem to be running in different directions with their friends.
Granted, this is what I want for them as a parent. I want to know they can be independent and social. I want to know that they have friendships and responsibilities. There is a measure of comfort knowing that they will be self-sufficient and able to get things done.
There is still teaching to be done and lessons to be learned, but they seem to be on a good path. I pray they continue to grow in knowledge and wisdom and truth. I pray they learn to love the Lord more deeply, and follow Him all of their days.
So, I ask myself again, half empty or half full?
How do I see these days?
"This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24