Friday, August 23, 2013

Five Minute Friday - Last

So here I am on the last weekday of summer.  Hanging the last poster on the wall.  Putting the last chair in place.  Staring in wonder, imagining the children that will soon fill my classroom with song and laughter and games (and some hair pulling and tongue biting as well to be sure!).  I asked my roommate to meet me for lunch at my favorite little place downtown.  It's best on the weekdays and it will be a long time before we have the time to go again.  We will soon be busy again.  And this is our last chance.

But there's something else to the word "last."  I found out last night that my third grade teacher, my favorite teacher ever, passed away this week.  I'll be part of a choir singing in a different funeral tomorrow.  And I'm thinking about what I would do if I knew something really was my last chance.  Oh how I want to live a life that will last!

I want to be a part of something that will last.  I want to pour my life out for love and kingdom work.  I want to inspire children, go out of my way to make them feel valued and loved the way Elizabeth Jones did.  I want to love like crazy with the love of the Lord the way Ronnie Lorenz did.  This man who had an amazing wife and passed me the communion trays many a week.  Summer fades.  Winter fades too.  Desserts and valleys and mountaintops are all temporary. Love is the greatest of all things that last.

Five Minute Friday 

5 comments:

sandy said...

Amen. Always love like its our last moment. Bless you and all your little ones this year.. I am confident that because you asked the Lord will lead you on a life journey that leaves a path that lasts...

BARBIE said...

Oh yes! I want to be a part of something that lasts. I love the words in your header. Love Hinds Feet on High Places! Blessings!

Sara H said...

So sorry for your loss.

It is good to be reminded to live as if each act or word is our last. We get so caught up in the day to day that we forget what's important and become focused on frivolous things.

sarasamomx5 said...

Sorry, don't know how to edit the message, I put the wrong address...explains why blogger didn't like it.

Hall Family in MD said...

Visiting from FMF. Praying you have a wonderful year! ((Hugs)) for your loss. I am sure you are leaving a great legacy to your students. Thanks for stopping by my blog.