Friday, May 13, 2011

To Everything-Turn, Turn, Turn.....

as i reflect during this very busy weekend, this song by the american folk rock band the byrds keeps running through my mind (over and over and over again!):
"Turn, Turn, Turn..."
To everything- turn, turn, turn
There is a season - turn, turn, turn
And a time for every purpose under heaven....

these lyrics were taken almost verbatim from the book of ecclesiastes in the Bible, particularly from the king james version...
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens: 
 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 from embracing,
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)

lots of change going on in my life right now.  lots of "turning....."    ethan is graduating from high school.   one of my very best friends in the world is moving across the country.  other things are changing as well..... and it's not easy.  it's hard.   i'm in the season of "weeping and  mourning" right now.  

it's hard to picture my first baby, ethan, graduating from high school and moving on to the next   do i think he's ready?   you bet!  does that mean i'm ready?  no way!    where has the time gone???  

and my friend susan?   well, there is so much to say.....she is amazing!   she is the person i can call no matter what, no matter when, and she will be there for me.  we've been best friends for about 14 years.   that military....her hubby is an air force pilot...and it's time to move again.   okay, i know it's unusual for them to have been here for the past 9 years, but i got pretty spoiled during time.   we've been through a lot together.   deaths, births, an adoption, wyatt's birth and diagnosis, the list goes on and on.  they left panama city before and came back...i'm just afraid i won't get that lucky again. our sons are best friends... our hubbies are good friends...... 

 i know that God has great plans for both ethan and susan.  i'm thankful for them, and thankful that i am blessed having them in my life!   it's just these changes of seasons in our lives is so very hard.........peace......


  1. still praying for you Penny. I know what it's like to go through those seasons, but knowing that God-and of course-good friends and family-are behind you too...makes it a bit more tolerable! Reminds me of another song, "Oh, the times, they are a'changin." Hugs!!! :)

  2. Penny, I love your honest and your heart-felt post. I know that I do not have a child going off to college (yet), but it has to be hard. You know Ethan is going to be doing great things, but it is still difficult to let him go. Just as you have to say a good-bye to your best friend. Grieve and mourn, dear friend. I shall be your cyber shoulder.