Prompt : If you could return to the past to relive a part of your life, either to experience the wonderful bits again, or to do something over, which part of you life would you return to? Why?
The above challenge really made me think back on my life and at what point in it would I want to go back to. I have to say that I could not determine one specific age or time.
Would I want to go back to when I was a teenager? What about when I was first married and then within a year becoming a new mother with all that entails… responsibility for caring and nurturing another life? What about the years of raising three children, working and juggling each of them? What about the years when I struggled with depression and then discovered I had Multiple Sclerosis? Most would say those years I would definitely not want to repeat. Then came the years between 50 and 60. You would think that by the time I reached that age, my life would be set and surely I would want to return to that point in life.
My revelation of course is that each of those times in my life had a reason, a meaning, a challenge, a time of heartache and grief, a time of joy, a time of growth.
I would not want to return to any of them. Each had their purpose for me to be where I am today. Each was a time that God purposed for me.
To go back would intimate that I wanted to perhaps alter the course of my life, to change what happened, to not be content with where I am today.
That is not the case. Even though currently there are health issues and other emotional ones, I need to be where I am, doing what I do and meet each challenge as it comes.
I embrace this time with it’s blessings and joy and some heartache, because I am where I am supposed to be!