Zed: Another Ending

There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven:

a time to give birth and a time to die.

~Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

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Our girl Megan is delightful to be around, all smiles and giggles and full of bright joy. Yes, Megan is a beam of sunshine … that is, until the party is over.

And by party, I mean any activity she is enjoying, whether it is a family movie night or a youth activity at the church or a friend stopping by to visit or company for Sunday afternoon lunch. Whenever the fun is over, Megan deflates like a balloon. You can literally see her wilting into sadness because she just doesn’t want it to be over.

Photo Credit: www.specialevents.com
Photo Credit: http://www.specialevents.com

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Megan does not like endings. Neither do I.

Today is another ending. April is coming to a close. The A to Z Blog Challenge is over. And I’m just as sad as I am glad.

Life is like that though. Seasons come and go.

Babies grow into toddlers and then children. Oh, how I loved those years. And then those children grew some more, turning into self-sufficient tweens and teens who didn’t much need (or even want) my help. Now I find myself wondering if this season of adolescence will ever end.  I have to remind myself multiple times daily that these teens of mine will eventually be adults. This too shall pass.

This spring I have received more high school graduation invitations than normal, and I am amazed at how many of them are coming from the children of friends of mine who I went to high school or college with … talk about making me feel old! Yet, mixed in with all the graduation photos was an invitation to a baby shower. Another beginning because the circle never ends.

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Seasons come and seasons go.

My life sometimes feels so topsy-turvy. I want to drag my feet to slow down the passage of time so that my children won’t grow up in the blink of an eye, while at the same time impatiently wanting Friday to hurry up and get here!

It’s crazy.

But in the middle of my own craziness, I’m grateful for this truth I can hang onto:

God is in the beginnings and the endings … and the in-between moments, too.

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. ~Revelation 1:8

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This post is part of the 2015 A-to-Z Blogging Challenge. If you are visiting due to that, thanks so much for popping in to read today’s post. I hope you will leave me a comment so that I can return the visit to your blog. I love to connect with other bloggers and readers. If you are a regular reader, I hope you’ll stick with me during April when I blog about the stories of my faith.