Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Swiftly Go The Years

"For everything there is a season...."
Ecclesiastes 3:1

Sunrise
This photo was taken from our backyard

Do you remember the song "Sunrise, Sunset" in the movie, Fiddler On The Roof? It is such a beautiful song! When our second oldest daughter was married, Joel officiated at the service and during the sermon his friend sang this song. There was not a dry eye in the church!


Sunset
This photo was taken from our front yard
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"Sunrise, sunset,
Swiftly go the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears"
I was thinking about this song today when I reminisced about our family gathering. How tall the grandkids are getting. How old they seem. No need for grandma and grandpa to have a high chair anymore. No one expecting. Our family certainly is growing as one season follows another.
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I also was giving thanks for this past year. Like everyone else, it has been laden with happiness and tears, and through it all God has walked with us. So many blessings to be grateful for.
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As the sun goes down on this day, and soon on another Christmas...and then another year, let us never forget the goodness of our Lord who wipes away our tears, and brings joy into our lives.

4 comments:

Mildred said...

I do remember that song and your pictures are so pretty Renee. I still love that group photo in your last post. I am happy that you could all enjoy one another. Blessings to you through this holiday season.

Mevely317 said...

You've struck a chord in this old heart, Renee....
I still recall my (vocally-gifted) cousin singing this song (ca. 1965?) for the family ... who'd have guessed my "favorite cousin" would have been taken so soon.
Yes, this song speaks volumes to so many!

Jan Lyn said...

Gorgeous photos and you are always so hopeful and helpful in your words, Renee. I truly love your blog.

Treya said...

What a lovely post Renee! I love the photos : )