I spent a short time yesterday afternoon walking around the campus of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. It has changed quite a bit since I was graduated from there in 1984.
It is still a beautiful campus, and familiar enough for me to wander, trace paths I used to walk daily, remember the times I had there.
As I walked, it felt more and more surreal. So much life has passed since I was in school there. I found myself thinking, “If only I knew then what I know now…”
Except, of course, that I couldn’t have known then what I know now. In fact, much of what I now know depends on my not having known it then!
God, I am grateful for the life you have given me – for all of it! Thank you, God, for loving me in and through all these years, and thank you for whatever is in store for me next.