Change

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I am not a big fan of change…just ask my husband 🙂 .  I like routine and predictability. I like to be in my comfort zone…to know what to expect.

But right now I am facing a lot of change.  

Both of my boys are taller than me and don’t need me as much as they used to. They have jobs and our “family time” is much less than it used to be. My youngest is now entering high school and we will no longer sit and learn together as he’ll be doing his work more independently.  I no longer have a school room with fun decorations and shelves full of books and craft projects. My oldest has entered the world of dating (GASP…) and we are learning how to navigate this new season of life. He is also now taking his first online college course and the load is heavy on top of his other responsibilities.

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It looks so sad and empty!

I have to admit that I feel a bit lost.

My role as a mom and teacher are different than what I’m used to.

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Life is full of changes. What do we do when we feel like it’s transitioning faster than we’re ready for?

I honestly don’t have the answer to that question, but I can tell you what I’m clinging to. I’m holding on to the fact that God is in control. That He has gone before me and that He has plans for me…”plans to prosper me and not to harm me – plans to give me hope and a future.” I remember the precious memories and growth that I’ve seen over the past few years and trust that there is more to come.

I thank God that He never changes. That He is faithful yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

I choose to look forward to the future with anticipation of what He has planned for our family and thank Him for guiding us each step of the way.

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There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…  Ecclesiastes 3:1

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Don’t forget that the 2017 HEAV Homeschool Convention is less than three weeks away!

 There are lots of moms and dads there that have lived through many of the changes that I’m facing and I look forward to gleaning some of their wisdom!HEAV 2017

One thought on “Change

  1. Wow! While reading your blog “Change” and seeing your empty classroom, tears came to my eyes. I was just not thinking about Ryan as a high schooler and haven’t thought about you needing to clear out the “school room.” I know he will be in his room as he goes to the 9th grade, just like his big brother. But, I’m like you, change is hard and sometimes we want it to stay as is. But, Brendan and Ryan are growing up and growing into wonderful young men. You and Justin are great parents! You have sought wisdom from the Lord, and He has guided you as you have sought to bring up your boys in the way they should go. You can trust the Lord now to lead them.

    Change is good! Let’s enbrace it! For our God holds our future! And, I’m excited to see what the Lord has planned for Brendan and Ryan as they seek to follow Him. And, I’m excited to see what He is planning for you and Justin as you begin to go into a new phase in your lives!

    There is so much more to come! (Daughters-in-law and grandchildren! :))

    I love you,
    Mom

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