Sunday, February 6, 2011

Season's of a woman's life

"Women's lives happen in seasons." This phrase from a wise leader at Asbury Seminary rings in my head quite often. The more I ponder it, the more it rings true for me.

Currently I am in the season of young motherhood, which includes rainstorms of tantrum tears, mudslides of dirty laundry, refreshing breezes of children's laughter, and long droughts of tiredness.

At times I think this one will be my favorite, other times I wish for the sunny days of seasons past or to come. I wish for the freedom and spontaneousness of the newly married season. I long for the individuality of the working season. I crave the wisdom of future seasons.

As I have oft been reminded lately -- to live as God intends, I need to live fully in the now. The season I am in now has beauties that won't be repeated. In this season God is planting seeds that will only bear fruit in years to come.

Dear friend as you read this I encourage you to abandon yourself to your present season whatever it may be.


Miamama said...

Well spoken,Cassie. This is a precious time in our lives. Isaiah 40: 11 is an encouragement for the more trying days. :)

Tiffany said...

Thanks! This post was very encouraging to me. Some days I'm wishing this season of young motherhood to be over, and other days I wish I would stay in it forever. :) Thanks for the perspective!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Cassie! I needed to hear that today!

Greeneyes said...

I have so much to learn from your wisdom, dear friend. Thank you for including me in your life, and that of your precious family.

Kresta said...

Thank you for this, Cassie. I know we didn't have a chance to get to know each other well at LHUMC, but I really appreciate this post. I'm currently in probably the most uncomfortable season [so far] yet. Thanks for the encouragement to be fully *in* it.