|So glad to have him by my side as I say 'good-bye' and 'hello' to many things|
In college, I had a mentor at summer camp who was awesome (I mean really awesome....not many people as stellar as Anna!) When this thought came up in my mind post-college, she encouraged me to think through what I really enjoyed or was missing about that particular season. That was always helpful to me, because then I could work to include some of the things I loved from past seasons of life. But I really believe it is also important to think through why God may have moved you on to a new season. Today I'm thinking about that.....what I've said hello to, and what I've said goodbye to.
~some really great friends
~a job I loved and felt passionately called to
~proximity to family
~a super-cute home and backyard
~an ultra-safe town and neighborhood: biking everywhere was an option
~an excellent roommate!
~a fabulous, more-than-I-could-ever-ask-or-hope-for husband!
~a church where we both really feel comfortable
~a more relaxed schedule
~my calling as a wife and homemaker
~new opportunities for ministry
~the chance to explore a new area and make memories together!
The Why? Well, I'm still thinking through this one....but a big part of the answer lies in growth, I would imagine. My Father God seems to like to push me ahead to new things once I get comfortable (and stagnant) with the old scenario. Oh, you too? :) I'm learning to accept the blessings of the new season, and be grateful for what I have now, all the while appreciating the memories from the past.
I trust you are able to go through this process for yourself as well. Post a comment so I can encourage you in your journey!
Blessings on your weekend,