Friday, January 8, 2010

Reason, Season, Lifetime

It's not hard to explain HOW I came to be in possession of this poem (my mother sent it to me) but WHY she did so is a very long and sorted story so I'll save you the dirty details and just share the poem (or whatever you might call it). It was sent in a pretty little email with photos and such and was broken into the tiniest of lines. I've tried to make it flow a little better here. Hopefully, I've done it justice. It's not the most well written of statements, but the message is worth the read.

The story it tells is a good reminder of why sometimes people will come into our lives and make it better but not stay. Sometimes it ends badly, sometimes it just ends but either way we all change and grow, learn and teach and when those jobs are done, it's time to move on. What we fail to realize is, that is perfectly okay. It is life.


People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

1 comment:

  1. This is my beautiful daughter, one of the sweatest people you will ever meet.

    Marnie you came into my life for a REASON & a LIFETIME.

    Love you always: Mom