at the present time

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“forever is composed of nows.”  Emily Dickenson  

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Now:  recovering from a mild concussion, “pink shorts/don’t care”, having fun with a neighbor-friend (who arrived wearing his shirt), fried chicken party from mom in the kitchen, swimming in the pond, lacrosse in the yard.

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Now: another summertime for romance

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Now: with a little adoring sister who loves her, too.

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Now: freedom to soar, to fly, to play

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to laugh.

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Now, with a faithful furry friend or two.

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Now:  time for graduation parties, a dear cousin, a loving family, and yummy food.

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Now, sisters.

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Now:  contemplating a secret recipe, sleuthing, enjoying.

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Now:  for oops and for trying your best to recover what you lost.

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Now: innocent childhood, cousins, holding hands, exploring magical places.

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Now is the time for youth, skipping stones, bare feet, a mama who adores you.

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Now:   a tire swing hung from an old apple tree,  and glow stick bracelets, and soft green grass.

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Now:  a trip back home to where your Dad grew up, climbing trees, flowers in the garden.

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Now: for memories, for listening, for fathers and daughters.

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Now; driving four hours to get back in time to watch your boy play baseball.

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Now; cheerful friends, watching the boys play, music, blazing sunshine.

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Now time to go home and fall into bed with that delicious “by God’s grace I did it all” feeling, and “it was very good”.

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And now it’s time for me to do lots of laundry in a ponytail, shorts and bare feet, with a dear son at home, thinking of the children at school taking finals, planning a graduation party, looking forward and not backward, reading and praying, talking to Jesus, a song or two, thankful always, with love all around. . . . . . .

Philippians 3:13   “… I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on. . .”

3 thoughts on “at the present time

  1. Summer at last! You have a beautiful life. I know you know. Seth is changing his looks. So handsome. Ethan’s girlfriend is adorable.

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