I am reminding myself of that truth today in my own life. With John in school, downsizing back into a space only slightly larger than we had when we were first married 23 years ago, both of us returning to low paying jobs in order to keep our heads above water, it definitely feels like we are in the awkward limbo of college life before our real life can begin. Or in our case before we can return to our real life.
But this IS our real life. At least for today and probably for the next 5 years. When you go on a long journey you see a lot of different terrain along the way. On our life journey we are certainly seeing a lot of new scenery right now. But those changes are what keep the trip interesting.
Sometimes on road trips John and I purposely take the back roads. Drive through the farm country. One time on such a trip we came across a sunflower farm. Yes, acres and acres of blooming sunflowers. Conceptually I guess they have to exist but I had just never thought about what the farm where those bags of sunflower seeds come from might look like. Incredibly beautiful. That farm wasn't our destination just a happy memory on the journey between point A and point B. If we thought of the drive as a limbo between events and rushed down the interstate instead of viewing it as part of the trip, we would have missed it completely.
We are driving those back roads on our journey toward PA and watching for that field of sunflowers.
Are you rushing down the interstate or enjoying the journey through life?