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Friday, August 10, 2012


I’m too young to have a 26-year old son.

OK, I’m not too young. But I feel too young.


Does God place us inside a time warp once we reach a certain age? Some days I think He does. Because I remember clearly being 26 myself not so long ago. I remember what I looked like; what I thought about; what I loved to do; what I did; the mistakes I made.

I also remember how shallow my faith was; how much it has deepened since then.

And that makes the wrinkles and crinkles, the sags and bags not seem so depressing. Because inside, there are no wrinkles, crinkles, sags or bags. I’m all filled up and expanding with joy because God has taken me along His road with Him.

Imagine what I’ll feel like 26 more years from now!

Happy birthday to my son, Doug.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for growing us; for deepening our faith and understanding of you; for caring enough about us to help us on our journey. Thank you also for time, that allows us to measure and keep track. Amen.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? Any memories of life 26 years ago?


Pam B. said...

Happy Birthday to Doug! My son will be 26 in October. The memory of his years are a warm fuzzy in my heart. God was with me the whole way even if I wasn't always paying attention.

From Carols Quill said...

@ Pam - thanks for the Doug birthday wishes.

God will also be with Daniel next year in know that for sure, just as He was with you the last 26 years.

chris said...

Oh boy... 26 years ago? I would have been a heathen for sure! BUT there were people planting seeds in me at that time... and they grew!

I was telling someone just the other day that life was pretty straightforward before I accepted Jesus as my Lord and savior... then the tug-of-war started, between good and evil. Fortunately for me, God's love wins, always :-)

Happy B-Day Doug!!

Pam B. said...

I'm praying his unit's deployment orders are rescinded.

From Carols Quill said...

Thanks, Chris.

Pam, I'm praying, too.