“Today is the last day of the first part of our lives!”
I can already see that retirement will be good for Jim. He is much lighter in his mood, more ready to joke and tease! Much like he used to be when we dated! I’m really looking forward to…..wait for it……”Tomorrow is the first day of the REST of our lives!”
In the last few months, perhaps the last year or so, as Jim was working more from home, we traditionally would have “coffee” at Caribou in the Village (locals, ya know – joking with the girls behind the counter, answering the trivia which Jim gets ALL the time, and I do rarely), then taking a drive down Lakeshore drive to see what Lake Saint Clair looks like today, ever changing with the weather and sky! Well….on this our last day of the first part of our lives, the ducks were definately feasting with their little duck butts in the air, two freighters stared at each other on the horizon, the sun sent rippling sparkles on the water, we could see Harsen’s Island’s coast looming in the distance, and the GP Yacht Club stood ever so stately, never changing as she sent her sailboats afloat.
Everything was as usual, except for us it is different. Today is the Last Day of the First Part of our Lives and Tomorrow heralds the First Day of the Rest of Our lives!
In Australia, the young boys go out with older, wiser men, to do a “WalkAbout” into the Outback when they come of age, to establish themselves as a “man”. When he returns, he is considered a man, and starts a new chapter in his life as a man. We have walked together with our Heavenly Father and have learned from Him that He is faithful. As we enter this new phase of our lives we pray to stay close to Him, wisely discerning yet His will another time for our lives. We are excited as we face Tomorrow together!
“Draw near to me and my presence will envelop you in Love” – Sarah Young
commenting on Eph. 3:19….”And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.”.”