Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Changes in Seasons

Embracing the Changes Within Your Family

(C) GordonWD
You've probably heard it said that when a new change comes on your life you're just "going through a new season."  Even if you haven't heard that before, it can be comforting to know that the changes you and your family are experiencing are seasons in life.  
When my husband and I were first married, that was a season.  I think of it as Spring: everything was new and fresh, maybe not fully developed but still growing into what it would become.  As we began to have children, we moved into another season, challenging our patience with toddlers and each other, but still growing.  I think of that season more like summer.  Sometimes things got heated in arguments, but cool rain (and reign from the Lord) calmed the hot moments.  Soon we began homeschooling those children and we entered yet another season of life.  
In the past few years, those children that I schooled and cared for and have loved since before they were born have begun to venture into lives of their own.  Some of my older children are married and we have been so blessed to have a grandson added to our already big family!  And for the first time in years, I am only homeschooling four children!  The older four have already graduated high school and are either beginning or are in full swing of pursuing their dreams.
Along with this new season in schooling, grandparenting, and married adult children, my husband is changing jobs!  We are excited for this change and embrace it, knowing full well that the Lord has called him to something bigger and better than what we had ever thought!  So we hold tight to the One who is bringing about these changing seasons and trust Him to guide us through the path He predestined us for while we were being created. 
(C) 2012 Captured Memories 365
"To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under Heaven."--Ecclesiastes 3:1

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