"So you also are complete through your union with Christ ..." ... Colossians 2:10
So, well, Naomi isn't planning on having children, like, ever and you know what that means, right? Most likely no cherub-faced sweetie pie will ever call me Grandma.
Of course, the option's always out there for me to rent/borrow/bribe children and treat them like grandkids--and hey--I'm open to that! After all, I adored being a mom while Naomi grew-up and I loved teaching scads of church kids in three different states for 20 years. What an incredible season it all was.
But yes, it was a season. An early chapter in the book of my life.
Yet now I'm nearing Chapter Fifty-Five and wow, does it ever read differently than before! (Why do people wish all their chapters read the same, never changing? What sort of a wonky, boring book would that be?)
Anyway, am I bothered or bummed-out about my own Life changes? No way!
I've still got Tom. And Naomi.
And a sweet little house filled with bright colors.
And two cats. Friends. This blog. Neighbors.
Favorite books and tv shows.Trees outside my windows.
And I still live in gorgeous New York state and have a car to drive amongst old houses, cafes, rivers and sprawling green countryside with its farms, barns and horses.
I can walk. I feel healthy.
I have interests, hobbies, passions.
By way of my imagination I can go wherever I wish.
If I want, I can still paint or wallpaper rooms.
I have a manageable yard with plenty of garden space.
I have Jesus.
He completes me and there is no lack.
If I lost everything, above, He would be enough.
As long as I have Him, I'll be ok.
No, better than just ok. I'll be blessed-out-of-my-head.
Yes, even without grandchildren.
I know this.
"The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance." ... Psalm 16:6
Yes. Oh my goodness ... yes. And I am utterly grateful.
"You see, George, you've really had a wonderful life. Don't you see what a mistake it would be to throw it away?"
Clarence in It's a Wonderful Life