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And Then It’s Winter

You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems only yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago now, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all.....

And I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams… But, here it is, the

of my life and it catches me by surprise.…. How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my babies go? And where did my youth go?



I remember well….seeing “older” people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like. But, here it is..…my friends are retired and really getting gray.…they move slower and I see an older person in the mirror now. Lots are in better shape than me.… but, I see the great change.… Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant.… but, like me, their age is beginning to show and now we are those older folks that we used to see and never thought we’d be.

Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore.…it’s mandatory! ‘Cause if I don’t nap on my own free will….I just fall asleep where I sit!

And so, now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did…..yet, at least I know, that the winter has come. I’m not sure how long it will last.… but this I know, that it will come to an end. Yes , I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn’t done…. and many things I should have done, but also there are many things I’m happy to have done. It’s all in a lifetime….


So, if you’re not in your winter yet.…let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life, please do it quickly! Don’t put things off too long!!

Life goes by so very quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not!


You have no promise that you will see all the expected seasons of your life.…so, live for good today and say all the things today that you want your loved ones to remember.…and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past.

Life is a gift to you from God. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a “fantastic one!


Live life well...today — Enjoy...today — Do something fun...today— Be happy... today — Be thankful...today….. and thank God for all He’s given you!


Psalms 150:6 “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!”

James 1:17 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”


Ecclesiastes 12:1-2 “Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, Before the difficult days come, And the years draw near when you say, "I have no pleasure in them": 2 While the sun and the light, The moon and the stars, Are not darkened, And the clouds do not return after the rain;”


Hebrews 3:12-14 “Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; 13 but exhort one another daily, while it is called "Today," lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end,”


- from an anonymous article on GEWatkins.net

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