Friday, May 21, 2021

season of seniors

 We're currently in a season of seniors!

We've received perhaps the largest amount of invitations to graduation parties ever, competing only with the years our own kids graduated.

These are young people just beginning to discover what God has in store for them.  An exciting season!

I'm not only surrounded by these graduating seniors but find myself in a season where all of my parents and their relatives are in their final years.  Seniors.

My schedule is full of cleaning, driving, grocery shopping, doctor appointments and deep conversation trying to fully understand what they're experiencing.

It's difficult to watch at times - they are the same smart, attractive, talented people they've always been yet they struggle daily to embrace their current season.  They speak of past days where they traveled and loved spouses deeply and felt as if they had plenty of time to discover and experience new things.  And now they can't even drive....

They have not lost their love for the Lord, I still hear their prayers for their grandchildren, other loved ones and their church, but there is no longer anyone one inviting them to participate in problem solving or new creations.  

I long to help make this senior season significant - can I make it one of their best seasons?  A fantastic finish?  Can we refuse to just let them sit and drift away?  I don't know, but I'm interested in trying!

Please, reach out to a senior today if you have the opportunity...

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