Mother of the Bride: Embracing the Season Change

How To Be the "Mother of the Bride" Twice in 6 Weeks...

Mother of Bride Embracing Season Change

When it is time for a season to change, the imperfections of life are most visible. I have spent most of my life looking forward to the next season, sure that it will be better than the last. I am now at a season with four adult daughters and two sons not far behind. Looking back, I’m flooded with sweet memories of the time spent together making paper chains for birthdays and baking banana bread and my own peanut-butter popcorn, and family movie nights. Even the big work projects of cooking, painting, and planting flowers bring me joy. How did I become the mother of the bride?

How To Be the "Mother of the Bride" Twice in 6 Weeks...

Wise mothers who went before me would whisper in my ear “Enjoy the season. It passes so quickly.”

Now, I’m whispering the same thing in your ear, “Enjoy each moment… but when the season is about to change, embrace the new.

As the Mother of the Bride, I survived 2 weddings in 6 weeks by trusting in the goodness of God in the future. I am comforted by this verse:

…I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Philippians 3:13-14. 

I survived being the mother of the bride twice by following these simple steps:

  1. I let go of the past
  2. I enjoyed the present
  3. I lay hold of the future.

Jesus is an expert at helping us live this way:

 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8

We are the bride of Christ. He is our bride groom. We have a beautiful wedding feast to anticipate. We have a lot to look forward to.

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