Friday, August 7, 2009

Laughing and Dancing

My friend Collette over at Jesus Loves Mums shared this scripture today that I wanted to share with you as well.

A Time for Everything

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

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,

a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,

a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,

a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,

a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,

a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3 1-8 NIV

Oh how I wish it was always a time to laugh and dance. We have had a wonderful summer and it is quickly coming to a close. In less than two weeks our older girls will be back in school. One week later their younger sister will be going to preschool a few days a week.

I love the season of life I am in right now. We have our days. . .but I feel so blessed to be a mom. The housework is overwhelming and the kids fight. But I remember the harried days of rushing around in the morning to get myself ready for work and three little ones ready for daycare. Those days were not so long ago, but they are already hard to remember. I need to put the computer away today and cherish these last moments of summer break with my girls.

I hope today is a laughing and dancing day in your house.


Chele said...

Amy, this is one of my many favorites in scripture. A season for everything... I needed this today. Thank you for sharing it! What a blessing you have been to me!! :) Now go enjoy your girls!

3 Blessings said...

I love this and it is so true. I love our moments right now too. There are some days, I just want to freeze everything so I can remember the moment forever.

Shelly said...

Thanks for sharing this! Something I need to remember lately.

Pineapple Princess said...

Love this scripture!

Just stopped by to say I'm a new follower of your wonderful blog!

I hope you have a really great weekend!! :)

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Amy this photo is beautiful! You have 3 gorgeous girls who are having a great childhood. My eldest starts primary one next Monday and I am feeling a bit sad but happy at the same time!! Not babies anymore.
Collette xxx