“So line on up, and take your place
And show your face to the morning.
Cause one of these days, you’ll be born and raised.
And it all comes on without warning.”
– John Mayer, “Born and Raised”
Another summer is approaching.
It seems spring has barely unfolded it’s offerings before the heat of summer threatens to come on in and steal the show.
I hate to be the cliche person that seems baffled at how quickly time rolls by, shaking my head at all the young whipper-snappers.
But alas, here I am: amazed that before we know it, Memorial Day weekend will turn into Labor Day weekend and we will all be talking about how crazy it is that we are approaching the holiday season.
But don’t worry, I’m not asking you to dust of your Christmas bins. (Some of us just barely got that stuff packed back up!). Actually, I’m suggesting the complete opposite.
As I type this I am enjoying being a passenger on a family drive. Taking in the warmth and the sights and feeling like anything might be possible. Feeling thankful and joyful. Feeling like what lies ahead this summer may have the potential to be one of those great summers that songs are written about. One of those summers that are filled with smells and tastes and textures that will burn into your memory like the sun on your arm, resting on the open window of your car headed somewhere promising.
Wind blowing, music blaring.
I reach over and take this snap shot as we are driving and am struck once again at how simply God nudges us. These moments are all just brief snap shots. If you’re not paying attention you might miss it completely.
Miss out on a wink from your husband that speaks more to me than hours of road trip conversation.
Miss out on little fingers wanting to hold my hand for a moment.
Miss out on little voices yelling “slug bug!”.
Miss out on whatever is in store.
No, I’m in no rush. Today I don’t want to miss a thing.