Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, It's Only A Day Away!

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.

16 comments:

  1. sharon maagnuson12:57 AM

    thanks

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    1. Sharon, you're so welcome!

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  2. I'm your #fmfparty neighbor, Tara! I thought of that Psalm 30 verse too. I'm sorry for your losing your cousins, but it's true that we always have hope for tomorrow because of Jesus.

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    1. Betsy, glad you were my neighbor at FMF. So fun that you thought of that Psalm 30 verse too. It has become one of my all time fave Psalms.

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  3. Beautiful! Like you!

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    1. Awww! Very sweet of you to say, Susan! Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your cousin. It must make today a hard day. I won't pretend to understand that loss, but I will pray for you and your family.

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    1. Shala, glad I could stop by. Actually it was not my cousin but her children who passed away. They passed away several years ago. Thanks for the prayers though. They are still greatly appreciated!

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  5. So beautiful... and again - so full of honor and love!

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  6. I just love this, I had a dear friend who went to be with Jeaua today. I am so happy for Him he caught a long hard road of cancer, his tomorrow

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    1. Laura, I am so glad you loved this post. Yes indeed your friend is with Jesus; his tomorrow.

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  7. I am a mama who waits to hold her little ones again. And I too am so grateful God holds all the tomorrows. Beautiful words today, friend.

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  8. Thank you for sharing this beautiful reminder about tomorrows. I am thankful that I know who holds tomorrow, and I know who holds my hand. I hope you have a lovely day- Jolene

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    1. I am thankful to know who holds tomorrow too. Have a lovely day too Jo!

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