Except we kind of are.
Somehow I imagined this season of married life would be quiet, filled with lots of naps and wondering what in the world we should do today?? Seems I was mistaken, although not about the naps (thank heaven!). Is there ever a day we scratch our heads and wonder how in the world we'll fill the time?
This past year was filled to overflowing with love and construction, frustration and red dirt, impatience and gratitude, laughter and lake water. With happy surprises and the everyday ordinary. With family and friends, crazy travel, and just enough lazy porch sitting.
And like all the years that came before, this one too has been filled with the goodness of God and the amazing grace He continues to pour out on the story of us.
The empty nest is a contradiction of sorts. We imagine life shrinking as we age, but in reality it expands. The heart cracks open a little wider with every passing year, making room for things to grow... new babies, new memories, and old love whose roots sink ever deeper.
While we try to wrap our heads around becoming grandparents in just a few short weeks, I do know our hearts are not prepared for the tidal wave of emotion coming our way. There's nobody I'd rather be a ridiculous, overly excited, blubbering mess with than you. You know that's totally going to be us, right?
Cheers to the next 33! May they be as full of unexpected wonder and joy as the first 33.
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