I remember when a new gravel road with wide ditches changed my summer when I was young. I thought life would never be the same. Every thing was so bare with the new deep ditches. I was mad because they took away my favorite trees along the road side.
When my husband, Nate, wanted to move to a new college town to finish his education, I balked for a few months. I liked where we were. It was comfortable to me. After the move, we found a new church and made new friends which we still go back to visit regularly.
As spring comes then summer, our life will be in for another big change. It actually started 4 years ago when Simeon left for college. What a hole in my heart! Everyday for a long time I would set the table for 6. This year Ethan is at College and I wonder how he is and pray for him. Now when the end of this summer comes, our twin girls will be off to college also.
I look at the sweet pictures of the past and have much joy for all that has taken place. God truly has blessed our family. I have to trust God for the future too. I think of the song 'God Is A Refuge' that I wrote when our favorite Pastor said he was moving on. Guess I'll have to listen to that this fall and remember that God is my refuge and He knows all about my heart and my loves. I do have Joy in Him!
It's one of the hardest things to do in life is to accept change. I still cringe, but after living a while, I know changes have to be. Life would be pretty pathetic if nothing new came along. Have you seen the movie Ground Hog Day? Yes, I'll work on the not cringing about change and let the new come. Who knows what lies ahead? An adventure!
Jeremiah 29:11-13 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.