Thursday, January 08, 2009

25 Years -- What Does It Mean To You?

My dad celebrated his 80th birthday this past year.

In 25 years I will do the same. At one point in my life, 25 years seemed like a long expanse of time. It is now diminished in my mind's eye to a mere blink. After all, my oldest daughter will be 28 this year, and her birth was just yesterday. A blip in time -- a wink of the eye. Wasn't it?

Or was it long ago and far away? Events transpired between this point and that one are innumerable. Births - deaths, gains - losses, smiles - tears, healing - hurting.

Still, I envision that in no time at all I will be 80 years old. My youngest son will be well-established in life. Some of the grandchildren will be married with children. Where will I be? What will life look like? Who will be around me then?

Twenty-five years, safely held in His Hand, waiting for their time of revelation. One sand at a time, released moment by moment. All in His keeping. All for Him alone.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darlene, I'm confused??? Your profile says you are 53....And, if my math is right, 53 plus 25 is 78. So, you won't be 80 in 25 years, right?? Just having fun with you but did so enjoy this post. Some of the things in life to ponder and, at the same time, know that we are in the Lord's hands as we progress (very readily, I might add!!) in this life.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Darlene Sinclair said...

That's an old profile. I'm 54. I will be 55 this July which means that the year -- oh wait! That profile is right!! I will be 54 this July! Always have a hard time remembering such things...

So it looks like 26 years is a blink of an eye instead! Thanks for keeping track of me. That's a job I wouldn't wish on anyone!

9:33 AM  
Blogger thisrequiresthought said...

you are TOO TOO funny.
I love you to absolute pieces, no matter what age you are or think you are : )

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Darlene, thank you for the reminders you parcel out to look ahead both for this world and the Kingdom that won't perish.

7:38 AM  
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