There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8
This weekend was all about graduations...We had a fun weekend going to my nieces' graduations on Saturday and Sunday. Julie Kathryn graduated from the University of Montevallo. It was a bit bittersweet because this was where my mom attended college back in the 50's when it was called Alabama College....back then it was an all girls college. Oh how we wished that Mom could have been there to see her first grand daughter graduate from the college she attended! It was also special for me because Julie and I were both Phi Mus.
Sunday my other niece, Lauren, graduated with honors from Auburn University and that was special too since my dad, my sisters, and I had all attended Auburn. Lauren was a Chi Omega just like my sisters. Mom was such a huge Auburn fan and she would have loved being there to see Lauren graduate! We especially missed Mom this weekend. We were so proud of Julie Kathryn and Lauren and the fine young ladies that they have become...Mom would have been so proud!
THIS was the time to celebrate the younger generations accomplishments, and I thought of this Bible verse about there being a time for all things. Life does go on....
Even though we were not ready to say goodbye to Mom, I guess it was her time to go. She lived a great life and she lives on in our memories, in the faces of her grand children, and in the great legacy she left behind.
It's my time to mourn her passing right now, but someday the grief pains won't be so sharp. Even though I will always miss her, someday life will return to normal.
Even though I wonder how life could possibly go on...it does.
Turn, Turn, Turn by the Byrds
Turn Turn Turn ( to Everything There Is a Season) was adapted from the book of Ecclesiastes (3:1) by Pete Seeger in 1959. In 1965 The Byrds recording went to #1 on the Billboard 100.