It’s been ten years since I graduated from college, but I still have what I call “college nightmares.” Saturday night I dreamed that I was trying to work out my class schedule so I wouldn’t have to stay an extra semester (that actually happened to me). In my dream, the registrar was extremely hateful and kept laughing at me in a very mocking fashion…his voice sounded exactly like James Spader. I’ll blame that on Paul’s Avengers marathon from the weekend. LOL. I always wake up from those dreams extremely relieved to find myself in the present day, safe in my own home with my very own Captain America.
You probably understand by now that I didn’t enjoy my college years. That’s not to say that 2002-2006 were the worst years of my life. Those were also the summers that I worked at camp – those summers are full of wonderful, fun, precious memories and life-altering experiences. I’m so thankful that among the stressful memories, I have sweet ones.
Are you in a stage of life right now that might give you nightmares later on down the road? Are you looking back longingly at a season of life that you loved but that is long gone? I want to encourage you to make something into a sweet memory today. Do something to make today special for you and your family.
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it. – Proverbs 15:7
One of the ways I make today special is setting a pretty table for Sunday lunch. We only sit at the table for a few minutes, and then it’s time to put it all away. But it makes that moment special, and it gives me sweet memories for today. It won’t change your circumstances, but it will make them a little sweeter.
On The Menu
- Banana Bread
- Peanut Butter Toast
- Eggs & Bacon
- Fish Sticks
- Pasta Salad with Chicken
- Beef Tacos/Watermelon
- Greek Chicken/Roasted Potatoes/Garlic Green Beans
- Mini Meatloaves/Buttered Parsley Potatoes/Broccoli
- Beef Stroganoff/Egg Noodles/Peas
- Chicken Quesadillas/Watermelon
- Meatball Subs/Broccoli
- Date Night