Summer of Lovin'

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Posted by Debbie Legg

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School’s out!  Summer’s here!  Whoo-hoo!  We’ve got tennis and tee ball, swimming, camping, family and friends.  I think it’s going to be a great season.  Now if I can just keep my mind off what will happen when school starts again in the fall…

Be it a calendar season or a season of life, I have a tendency to plan for the future and don’t always focus very well on the season I’m in.

When this summer is over, my oldest son will start high school and my baby will start kindergarten.   This will be as much a transition for me as for the boys.  I'll admit it, I’ve been steeling myself for it.  But, in all of this emotional preparation for what’s coming, I’m missing the joy of the season I am in right now.
In Leviticus 26:4, God says, “I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit.”  When I think about the fall, I’m a little rainy, a little sad and gray.   But just as God sends the rain, He also sends a crop and fruit.  Good things will come from the season of rain.  I might not see them yet, but they are coming. 
Well, okay, maybe I am starting to see a few of the good things already.  I am so proud of my older son, this young man of integrity with a terrific sense of humor.   I am enamored of my youngest son, who can find fun absolutely anywhere.   Looking for this fruit in them, making a conscious effort to see who they are on the way to who they will become, brings me a joy that makes the rain bearable. 

So, I’m going to spend this summer lovin’ on my boys, celebrating this season with my two incredible gifts from God.  When it’s over, the next season will be here, and there will be rain and fruit in that one.   Guess I’ll spend the fall lovin’ on my boys as well. 

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