From Let Me Be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliot, p. 31
"....a stage [of life] is a gift. God may replace it with another gift, but the receivor accepts His gifts with thanksgiving. This gift for this day. The life of faith is lived one day at a time, and it has to be lived - not always looked forward to as though the 'real' living were around the corner. It is today for which we are responsible. God still owns tomorrow".