Remember that song? Written by Bob Seeger but mostly word for word from the Bible, Ecclesiastes 3:1-8:
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, a time to reap that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Last night I met up with a friend who works at the company my husband led for 25 years. Things are changing. I'm so happy that Mr. Ralph left when he did. He liked the smaller, family-like feel of an energetic group employees who strived to do better. He knew everyone by name and a lot about their family. He made his "rounds" twice a day and spoke to each person.
The company is so big now. The camaraderie is lessening and it's difficult to know each employee. This is life! I'm glad there is a time for each thing in life. And I'm now getting the hang of doing each of these!
My friends are changing. I have outgrown some friendships and modified others. Families of family and friends are changing so quickly. It's impossible to comprehend my brother's grandson is starting high school! My nephew just bought a house. My youngest niece is heading to grad school. So many of Kate's preschool friends now have families. UGH! Just reading this makes me realize I've aged a bit ...
To every thing there is a season!