I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today's prompt is "Tomorrow." Write for five minutes; unedited.
"Tomorrow, Tomorrow, it's only a day away!" So how many of you are singing along with me and little Miss Annie? I have alwtays loved that movie. And it also reminds me of my younger (I was going to say little but she doesn't let me call her that anymore) sister Andrea because when she was little my mom, dad, and I called her Annie. She was/is our Annie!
Tomorrow is such a beautiful gift and I am thinking about that especially today. My cousin's son Jack's 5th birthday is today. Jack and his sister Maia are spending it in heaven. They didn't get as many tomorrows as we would have liked for them. My heart aches each and every day for my cousin. Yet I know that God holds our tomorrows in God's hands.
Sometimes we are happy to see that tomorrow and other times that tomorrow brings about much sadness. I think again of those who went to be with Jesus earlier than they or their families ever expected. I think of dear sweet Kara Tippetts. I think of my friend Renee's first husband Ben who died in the Haiti earthquake. I think of all of my friends who haven't been able to hold their children here on this earth. Yet again I trust and know that God holds our tomorrows in God's hands. "Weeping may come for the night, but joy comes with the morning (Psalm 30:5 NRSV)."
I am so thankful that God holds our tomorrows. So now I am going to lay my head upon my pillow, close my eyes, and wake to a new tomorrow. A tomorrow that God holds in God's hands with all of its joys and all of its sorrows.