I’m always late — and not just for dentist appointments — I’m always late getting around to watching the hit movies.
Tonight, while I should have been sleeping, I watched The Time Traveler’s Wife. I thought it was a great chick-flick and worth losing a couple hours of sleep.
But more than that… it made me realize something…
I think at any given point, if we were allowed to travel back in time and tell the younger versions of ourselves one thing, it would be, “Everything is going to be okay.”
Yes, we might want to warn ourselves to not make certain decisions. We might want to change what happens. But if we were not allowed to change the future, only pass on a message, I think most of the time it would be “Don’t worry. Whatever happens, you’re going to be okay.”
I desperately wish I could have time travelled back to tell 6 year old Susan that her Mommy would be safe and grow old. I wish 28 year old Susan would know that she would get pregnant, not just once but twice and have two beautiful girls.
I wish I could have told younger me, “Stop ruining today with your worries. You’re going to be okay. It all works out for the best.”
So I think I’m going to try each day to imagine the me from tomorrow telling the me of today…
“Stop ruining today with your worries. You’re going to be okay. It all works out for the best.”
Because really no matter what happens, we do always end up making it through.
Somehow, even if for a while it hurts beyond what is fair, with God’s help, we heal. And in the end, everything is okay.