Happy Sunday, ladies! Sunday is my favorite day of the week. We go to church and then we have lunch at our house with my daughter and her family. It’s become a tradition, and I like traditions. The older I get, the more I cherish the times we spend together as a family.
This week I’ve been thinking a lot about traditions, family, and changes. I’m sure it’s because my sister and her family are moving to Tennessee. To be honest, we talk about it, but we don’t dwell on it because that would hurt too much.
They only live about 10 miles from us since we moved last year. And over the last ten years, we haven’t lived more than 30 minutes from each other. This move will be the farthest.
Whether we like it or not, change is inevitable. I use to say I love change, but I realize, I do love it, as long as it’s a good change or a change that I have planned.
We’ve had lots of changes in our family over the years. Some of it has been good, but some has been not so good. There have been changes I didn’t welcome. Changes I didn’t want. Some change brought deep pain. Pain, I didn’t think I would get over.
The older I get, the more I realize that everything changes. And honestly, it changes quickly. When our kids were young, I couldn’t imagine them leaving home and then just like that, they were in college and moving out on their own. That change was hard for me.
Scripture reminds us that change is inevitable. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, For everything, there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven. Seasons come and go. And these days, they come and go quickly!
James 4:14 reminds us, What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.
If there’s one thing I know for sure, life here is short. I want to make the time I have matter. I want to love deeply, forgive quickly, and cherish every moment with my family and friends.
How do you feel about change? Is it hard for you?
I heard this song by Steven Curtis Chapman this week, and I hadn’t heard it in a few years. It’s a reminder of how quickly our children grow up.
Have a blessed day!
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