I am pretty sure that at least once in my life I have owned a set of bookends. Bookends by definition are: “A support for the end of a row of books to keep them upright, often one of a pair, and are positioned at the end or on either side of (something).” If the bookends are NOT sturdy, the more books you place between them, they all will eventually all tip over and fall to the floor. (Having a flashback to that actually happening!)
The older I get, and am able to have a bird’s eye view of my many past years of time, I have come to recognize the bookends in my life. Beginnings and endings. They will NEVER look like anyone else’s, and we can NOT compare. They are parts/moments/memories/seasons/people that are mine and mine alone.
~Maybe it is a friend you had as a child, who is still standing next to you 45 years later. #BBBookends. ~Maybe it is the faith you had as a child, sustaining you now as an adult as you make life choices. #JesusBookends. ~ Maybe it’s a best friend who is written into every chapter of your life, then and now. #PriceBookends ~Maybe it’s the Youth Leaders you had as a teenager, that you get to live next to 40 years later, and now you can be there for THEM. #OlsonBookends. ~ Maybe it’s the baby dolls you cared for at age 4 preparing you to be a parent. #SixAmazingKidsLater. ~Maybe it’s a relative who sacrificed for you as a child so you could grow up to be a productive, happy adult. #SisterBookends (yes, these are a few of MY bookends. What are yours?)
The moral of this story, is it ALL matters ~ all the parts/moments/memories/seasons and all the special amazing people. Each of our lives is a book. We DO carry the same title ~ The Book Of Me. 🙂 but the Subtitle is YOUR name, and the story is original and unique, and is priceless. I have many chapters in my book, and some are yet unwritten. Make sure the Bookends you use to keep all your chapters intact and standing strong, are worthy of standing in their place. . (And good to note that the BEST publisher for your book, is the One Who is able to get you to the happy ending!)