Saturday, October 2, 2010

Embracing A New Season of Life

Autumn is here and the start of a new season of the year.

As the leaves turn, and the crisp air brings a reminder of a transition... so do our lives shift and transition.

I have been struggling a lot lately over a big change in our family's life. A change that may seem trivial to some people, but for me it is big. Our family had the priviledge of being part of a children's musical theater. My 16 year old son is a talented actor in every sense of the word. His ability to exude a character on a stage is incredible.

As our family has participated with this childrens theater, they have become our family. We have laughed and cried together. Prayed for one another. They have been ready with a hug when things were tough, quick to bring a meal when I broke my ankle.

I have never experienced a community of people quite like it.

Our family has put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into this crazy, fun and fantastic community called theater. Most of all our hearts will never be the same.

Why the change?

My sixteen year old decided he wanted to begin his journey into the work world. He landed his first job, and I couldn't be prouder. He wants to be responsible, has always wanted to be "grown up" before his time. Couldn't wait till he could drive, and couldn't wait till he could get a job.

I need to embrace the change, but my heart hasn't caught up. I have a son spreading his wings.

This is a good thing....

Have you ever noticed how life ebbs and flows? We must embrace the changing tide of life and wait for the "next season" to come. I have to look at this change in our family as a wonderful opportunity for God to bring us new opportunities and chances for our lives to touch others as well

I am posting my Multitude Monday list within this post. It seemed appropriate to express my thankfulness and let God be God!

Today I am continuing my Multitude Monday list...

I am thankful for:

#31-The change of seasons in my life.

#32-Friends who have loved and embraced our family.

#33-Love that knows no bounds or limitations.

#34 -The "Weaver" who puts our lives together in interesting ways.

#35-For a son that wants to be responsible and "grow up".

#36-New opportunities to share love and an open hand.

#37-The way our lives move in and out of people's lives and hearts.

#38-For "family" that doesn't need to be related by blood.

#39-For the ability to pray to a God who understands!

#40-For glimpses of good things to come.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, they grow so quickly. You can do this! It's hard to let go, I'm sure. I have a hard enough time watching my 7 year old growing into a big girl. Motherhood can be so joyful but hard at the same time, can't it?