I think this would be the most perfect day:
10:00 AM – To wake up late like a 20-year-old college student who has no demands on your time and was able to sleep as late as you want.
11:00 AM – To be a 6-year-old who is about to go to Kindergarten for the first time and is just so excited!
12:00 Noon – Eating lunch with your other retired friends, catching up on each other’s children, grandchildren, travels and lives.
1:00 PM – As a mom who has a rare moment without your kids, getting your hair done. Just relishing the ability to stay still for a moment.
2:00 PM – As a toddler that just manuveured a chair to the front of the fridge and got out all the grapes. “I do myself!”
3:00 PM – As a couple who has been married 49.5 years, planning a 50th wedding anniversary trip, realizing a life-long dream. Italy? New York? Carribbean?
4:00 PM – As a parent, watching your oldest graduate from college. A goal achieved. A dream realized!
5:00 PM – As a 24-year-old woman, waiting nervously at home waiting for your date to pick you up. This is your 4th date with him and you’re still really excited about the relationship. There’s a good feeling that this relationship might go somewhere!
6:00 PM – As a dad, getting home from work, to be greeted by your family. Daddy’s home!
7:00 PM – As a 40-something single woman, sorting through mail, seeing the last support check come in for your upcoming missions trip to Zimbabwe.
8:00 PM – As a 6-month-old, slowly falling asleep after an evening feed in your mother’s arms.
I think it’s John Piper that says: “No one season has all the joys.” So true.