Where have the years gone….

As I journey to wellness, I have to say I am feeling younger. I know I am 41, but it has been fun to feel younger as my activity levels and endurance increases.

But when I look at my post college life, and the rich experiences I have had, I often feel older than 41. My work at Sunshine Community Church, Three Rivers Area Hospital Hospice, Adoption Associates and All God’s Children International and currently Visiting Angels, time seems to have allotted me a memory bank of faces and experiences that often feel as if I have had a whole life time of work opportunity and experience.

And so I feel younger in many good ways and I feel full and enriched through my work opportunities, I am fortunate and blessed. And so tonight, when I came across this picture, I was struck by the thoughts that filled my thinking. I don’t specifically remember this age, but I would guess I was in Kdg or first grade. I think of the innocence, the simple life I lived as a young child and the delight I remember feeling when I was playing.

It is fun to see this picture and to reflect on me. As I do that I am thankful for God’s protection and provision in my life. I am thankful for the community of people who have surrounded me over many years. As I get older, the time since I was this young child will continue to increase, and yet, it is my hope that I never lose the connection I have in my heart when I look at this picture.

I would like to invite you to find a picture of yourself as a child. Take some time to reflect and remember and leave this picture in a prominent place for a while. Be aware of what surfaces for you and use this time to marvel at the journey God has brought you on…..

Journey well,

 

Celebrating 48 years….

Today’s celebration was not a big gathering of people….

Today’s celebration was not marked by a party…..

Today’s event was noted most prominently on Facebook in the following messages:

Happy Anniversary to my parents, Janet Borgdorff and Peter Borgdorff! Perhaps one of the biggest gifts you have given us is your willingness to stick together through all of the twists and turns of life – and you’re still laughing (mostly with, not at, each other). Thank you, thank you, thank you. I love you both!

Happy 48th Anniversary to my Dad (Peter Borgdorff) and Mom (Janet Borgdorff). It was big news way back when a Canadian fellow married a Sussex New Jersey girl. Thankful for parents who have remained committed to one another through thick and through thin. I ♥ you Dad and Mom!

Happy anniversary mom and dad (Janet Borgdorff and Peter Borgdorff). You both deserve medals 🙂

It is a day that comes and goes quickly, but a day that is marked by love and commitment. A day where we, the children, feel deep gratitude for how our parent’s have remained committed to one another, even during difficult seasons. A day when we recognize that our family unit enjoys much because two people fell in love and honored the commitment of marriage.

Happy 48th Anniversary Dad and Mom. Thank you for loving each other well and modeling to us the truth of I Corinthians 13: 7….Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.