The Best Time
Photo Courtesy: Peggy James
With Lois Honey
With Lois Honey
The nice thing about traveling is meeting people. It wasn’t long before I learned that the fabulous gal seated next to me on the plane was a woman of faith. My heart soared hearing her stories and all that God had done in her life.
Thanksgiving is like that…it’s contagious! She leaned toward me and asked this question: “And what about you? Tell me about the best time in your life.”
“Give me a minute here…” I responded.
…Could it be when I married Tom? Honeymooning in Jamaica, I remember thinking “I’m going to remember this paradise forever. I may never be this happy again.”
But then we bought our first home and we learned how to wallpaper and I thought: “Could I be any happier?”
Then our first born came. She was sensational and I thought I would burst with happiness.
In a neighborhood Bible study, I met Jesus personally. I got set free; the chains fell off. That had to be it.
Another baby came and I thought to myself: “I will never be this happy again.”
Then we moved out west near my retired parents. Our family thrived in the sparkling sunshine. Life can’t get any better than this. “I feel like I’m on vacation every day!” I said.
Was the happiest time in my life when I landed a sales job with a great company and an awesome boss? To work for a man of integrity, who treated his employees more like family than coworkers—was that it?
Was my happiest time when my daughters graduated from college and entered careers they were shaped for in their lives?
Becoming a grandmother is thrilling beyond words. Was that it?
…I turned to her and answered: “It’s now! I truly know more of whom I am and why I’m here.”
This is the day the LORD has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
How would you describe the best time in your life?
I wish you all a lovely Thanksgiving holiday. I challenge you to look back over the years and all the ways that blessings have been sprinkled in your life. May we always have hearts of Thanksgiving!