Linda Wood Rondeau

Snark & Sensibility

AND NOT TO YIELD
6/15/2020 1:00:00 AM by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

Photo by Jasper Garratt on Unsplash

 

And Not to Yield

Alfred Tennyson

 

Old age hath yet his honor and his toil:

Death closes all: but something ere the end,

Some work of noble note may yet be done…

Though much is taken, much abides; and though

We are not no that strength which in old days

Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are.

One equal temper of heroic hearts,

Made weak by time and fate, bu t strong in will

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

 

The sprint of life.

I watch the runners as they pour on some newfound energy on the last lap of the race. They fall across the finish line in exhilarated exhaustion. I suppose Alfred Tennyson has it right. As we turn the corner of our last years, some energy propels us forward.  

There is much of life yet to experience, knowledge yet to accumulate, wisdom yet to be gained. There are tasks yet to be completed that only I can do.  And I often joke that I’m still wondering what I’ll be when I grow up. And I expect I’ll ask St. Peter the same question when I meet him at Heaven’s gate.

Though the bones ache and putting in a seven-hour workday even from home makes me ready for bed at 8:00 pm, it’s exciting to know that God is not done with me until he calls me home.

ABOUT I PRAYED FOR PATIENCE GOD GAVE ME CHILDREN

God indeed has a sense of humor. He chose children to teach us, too-smart adults, what it means to be his child, the very special relationship the believer enjoys with our Heavenly Father. We adults experience the same chaos, misadventure, and heartaches as our charges. Through a child’s example, we learn how God nurtures us with his infinitesimal patience. This easy to read, often hilarious treatise, uses cartoons, witticisms, anecdotes, quotes, and scripture study to bring home these truths. A veteran social worker, Rondeau draws upon her many experiences in working with families as well as her personal experiences as a mom.  “You will want to keep this book close at hand for those moments of weakness and pass it along to your friends.”  

ABOUT LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

The author of the acclaimed Hosea’s Heart and Miracle on Maple Street, LINDA WOOD RONDEAU, a veteran social worker, writes from the heart. This is true of her newest release, Second Helpings, the story of a troubled marriage. Her humor, a trait she believes God gives parents for survival, is present in this book as well as all her works. A resident of Hagerstown, Maryland, the author shares her days with her husband and best friend in life, Steve. Readers may visit her website at www.lindarondeau.com. Contact the author on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Goodreads, and Bookbub. Watch for her upcocming books: Wolf Mountain Legacy, and her second non-fiction, Who Put the Vinegar in the Salt. The author is available to sepeak to groups. More information on fees and topics can be found on the author’s webisite:

 

 

 

 

 

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