I’m sitting in with the BrewNSpew Chatterers today. My first visit so be nice to me.
I got a kick out of seeing what I had put on Facebook two years ago. They had sent to me the status I posted. I had said, “I just been thinking about how much less I accomplish in four hours than I used to accomplish in ten.” What say? Yes, that’s what I said. I hope I was trying out for a bit of wit. But whatever the reason, I still say that I accomplish much less in four hours now than I used to accomplish in ten!
I have two storage boxes of left overs from a garage sale so long enough ago that I’ve forgotten what was in them. If I have managed that long without needing the stuff, I’ve determined not to look, and take it immediately to the church recycle. They offer some household items and decor to a group who helps mothers who have just got out of prison. Hopefully the little “extra” will inspire those who are just setting up their homes. It would be nice to have someone give something a little beyond the basics. I did see the statuettes of the boy and girl listening to music in the box. They are kind of cute. I might bring them back….oh, no, don’t go there. And don’t look again.
A few day ago I was reading from a journal I discovered stashed away from 1998. On January 8th that year I had written, “It seems as if God has used me more in later years but I don’t know whether that is true just because I have made more time available. Perhaps it is just that I am doing more “works” outside the home. When the boys were little my “call” was mothering as well as career teaching. I hope I was anointed in that way. I feel like I lacked much. Actually I feel like I am only just beginning in so many ways. Will I still feel like that when I’m eighty?”
Now I can look back at that 64 year old “self” and say, Are you kidding, girl? You had no idea going on past eighty would still be productive, active, and worthwhile. At sixty I thought eighty would be old; at eighty I think, “you didn’t know beans yet!” Joking! But for my sixty-four year old readers, “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.” Your next twenty years may see you blossom as you have never dreamed possible. May God grant that to be true for you. And as long as He is guiding me, “I ain’t seen nothin’ yet!”
Thank you, BrewNSpew Gang. Nice chatting with you today. May I come again? I guess I was not expected to chatter, but to send a link to something I have already written? Anyway even if I am wrong, I am posting!