Friday, May 22, 2009

The Threshold Of Change

Over the next few weeks, there will be some changes going on for my family. Big ones and little ones. It has been said the only sure thing about change, is that it is going to happen. I don't mind change, but I also like stability and the comfort that comes with routine. I like knowing what to expect and how to prepare for it.
Right now we are in the threshold of change. Standing in the middle of two doors, the past and the future. It is a place where a struggle takes place as it is easy to look back and long for the days of old. It is a place of hope and excitement to look ahead at new opportunities, but can be intimidating when we can't see clearly what is ahead. Walking through the doors is ok, it is just the waiting and anticipation that sometimes get to me!
Some of our changes are of course the end of the school year, summer is a transition time, but a fun time also. At work there are some coming changes. Some staff workers are in the process of leaving and coming. There will be new families to meet and work along side and there will be families leaving we are sad to see go. Our biggest change is the graduation of our oldest son. He will be finishing high school and going to college in the fall. It is a time of transition, a time to free him to prepare for the path of adulthood.
What a blessing that God is never surprised by changes, and that He will be our constant help and source of strength. He has a future planned for us - one for our good and He will make His path plain for us. The best part of change is to hold onto Him and go along for the ride!

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Helen Keller

2 comments:

  1. Oh, I can so relate...so many changes! Your sense of peace is a gentle reminder for me. I'll be praying that all the changes go smoothly at your house - and I love the "change" in the look of your blog :)

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  2. Oh, yes... so great that God is with us and sees us thru the changes. I'll be praying for you all in the weeks ahead.

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