April 23, 2012

Trailer Season

It is three weeks until another season opens at the park where we have our trailer located. The season goes from May until Thanksgiving weekend in October. My grandsons (and sons) are anxious for the fishing season to begin. My granddaughters (and daughters) are anxious for the swimming and suntanning with magazines to begin. I never expected to be around for another season, but now there might be an opportunity for me to see the trailer one more time.

I should explain that I have had difficulty looking forward to anything for fear of being disappointed that I couldn't make it. I want to submit to God's will for my life, and don't want to be dissatisfied with His plan for me. Because of that fear, I think I have actually been robbing myself (and my family) of opportunities to enjoy legitimate things without being in
contradiction to God's plan. I have said to others that just because you are dying, it doesn't mean that you stop living, but I have not really been practicing it myself. Talking is easier than doing, I must confess.

So what now? Finding the proper balance between living one day at a time and trusting God for whatever tomorrow may bring. I have a lot to learn on this my journey and the impact it has on my family. So, I might be at the trailer
again, if the Lord wills.

"If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that". James 4:15b


  1. This post reminded me of this: http://deathisnotdying.com/

    Praying for you daily,

    meagan vdm

  2. i like this :) ...very much!

  3. Yes, keep doing the things you enjoy as long as you are able. They too are gifts from the Lord. There may be a few challenges along the way but with good preparation you may be able to work around them.
    Praying for you always.

    Mary VanD.

  4. James 1 vs 17 every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variablenes, neither shadow of turning. God continues to bless us with His gifts, even the gifts of this life. How good He is, may you enjoy these last times with your family. We all have to learn that we are dying, but God still gives us these gifts of family and good times together with them. This reminds me of my dad last year before he passed away. One week prior to his passing, he wanted to go for a car ride to the office. We packed him in the car with his oxygen and off we went, the windows rolled down, enjoying the sunshine, the breeze, the beautiful spring weather. It was one of God's last little (great) gifts we enjoyed together, before my dear dad moved on to eternity. What a memory! Make sure you accept these gifts from God and make some precious memories together with you family!

  5. Praying God will give you the strength to enjoy this trip..... Blessings! The J.Jongerdens in Chwk