Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. Unedited. The prompt this week is … Summer.
It was the season I looked forward to as it provided a break from school schedules. For a few months, we didn’t have to wake up and rush out the door. There was no shuttling of kids to after school activities, no homework assignments to get done before heading to bed. No lunches to prepare and pack.
It was a season of rest, of playing outdoors in sprinklers and pools and slip -n-slides. It meant a vacation on the lake we love deeply. Boating, fishing, reading and relaxing all welcomed.
Summer – the season of barbeques, watermelons, ice cream, and watching my family enjoy smores.
It also brought the time when we all looked forward to the return of school and schedules. It is so funny how we love the break from schedules while also longing to once again have routine.
Our Father, in His infinite wisdom, knew we would need both seasons in life. Both serve purpose in our growth and purposes. May we embrace every season and grab hold of all they may offer to enrich and fulfill our days.
“You have established all the boundaries of the earth;
You have created summer and winter.”
(Psalm 74:17, NASB)