Feb 28, 2011

Celebration of the Seasons of Life

I vividly remember going to my Grandma Krause's tiny little house in Roy, UT every summer as a child. These are some of the fondest memories I have had in my life. Nothing in particular that makes me remember or love these times in my life. But I remember playing with cousins almost daily, eating corn on the cob outside, watching summer thunder storms while lying on the grass. Great memories for that season in my life.

I was just asked to speak at a church activity this week on the different seasons of our life. I have been SO grateful for this opportunity as it has reminded me of WHO I am, WHAT I am doing here, and to LIVE and LOVE every moment in life I am in (even right now, let me rephrase that, ESPECIALLY right now) with my little ones who are by far the most difficult thing I have ever done in my life, but also by FAR the most rewarding thing that could ever happen to me upon this earth.

I found this poem and these pictures (BELOW) that I thought I would share to remind YOU:
If life and its rushed pace and many stresses have made it difficult for you to feel like rejoicing, then perhaps now is a good time to refocus on what matters most.
Dieter Uchtdorf-- Of Things That Matter Most

Monica Millward Weeks, "Celebration of the Seasons of Life"

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

“A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; …

“A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; …

“… for there is a time … for every purpose and for every work” (Eccl. 3:1–2, 4, 17).

As we learn in Ecclesiastes, our lives are filled with contrasting seasons. Following are images and a story that reflect some of the seasons of our lives and our relationships with one another across the generations.


  1. Well said! You are going to do great at your activity!

  2. Love this Miss Heidi! Thanks.

  3. Thanks for this. It made me think about all my seasons and what the next few months will bring. Thanks for telling me to enjoy where I am in life.. because sometimes I forget.

  4. Heidi, that picture of the grandma with the little girl on her lap looks just like Mom and you when you were little...that's an amazing likeness -- no wonder you chose that beautiful picture.