The Summer Days are passing quickly now. Trips to the pool. Visits at friend’s houses with sprinklers. Late nights full of light. Illness. A baby who thinks he’s hysterical. Toddler girls climbing 6+ feet in a tree (does that make them preschoolers? They’re still not 3 yet!)
And yet, still, I feel a void. A void perhaps filled to the brim with the gifts but often empty of the Giver.
Isn’t that how it goes sometimes? We get so caught up in living in the blessing, that we forget the Giver.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eteranl power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming ot be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for image resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. Romans 1:18-22 (emphasis mine)
Just feeling the need for so much growth in this area right now. Of loving the Giver more than the gift.
3378. Pool Night with the girls
3379. Teaching the girls to put their legs all the way back and reach and pull
3380 Aeralind’s fearless step jumping
3381. Derek’s patience with me and teeathing sick Sedryn
3382. Cuddling late with a feverish Bronwyn
3383. Seeing Colleen after 6 years
3384. Colleen laughing and saying I was the same Missy “crazy and with giant hand gestures.”
3385. Squeals at the sprinklers
3386. Fun morning in Karen’s yard