Friday, August 31, 2012

Change {#FiveMinuteFriday}

Today is Friday.  That means it's Five Minute Friday time!  That's when a wonderful group of writers get together and write for five minutes.  That's it.  Today's topic - Change.

Ready.  Set.  Here I GO.

Change.  

I'm really not a fan.  It's not that I m afraid of it, it's just that it's not always fun.  Right now, it's really not fun.  


Since May I've had TWO teenagers in the house, and with that comes lots and lots of change.  They are changing Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, and thank God - Spiritually. 


The challenge right now, is maintaining the momentum of the changes and not losing our minds in the process.

Drummer is really going through a "press" right now.  He's having to determine at the ripe old age of 13 just how much he wants to play baseball.  He absolutely loves the game, but we are all realizing he may not be as determined as he needs to be.  And add to that a little bit of fear (of failure of course) and you have lots and lots of change...in his heart and mind and soul.  

As his parents, we have come to the point where we have to let him work through the process.  Press through the press is you will.  Let the changes come and be willing to embrace the results, especially when the LORD is behind it.

CHANGE and COMFORT cannot occupy the same space. (tweet by Kat at Inspired to Action).

How true is that?  It's not comfortable to change.  Or to go through some changes.  But we have to.  Change is growth and growth is good.  And that which we change then becomes normal, at a new level.  

Until the next change of course....


Lori


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4 comments:

Denise said...

Praying for your family.

Wendy said...

Oh how I know this press with my boys. Our current biggest change is my oldest turned 16 over the summer, so the past few weeks have been filled with getting his driving permit, ordering his class ring, and getting his first job. Oh my! Caused a few tears for me. Such an exciting time. Thanks for sharing today! Blessings!

Colorful Heart said...

Yeah...teens mean BIG changes around home! At this point (with kids #6 & 7 still at home), it helps me keep my sanity when I get to enjoy time with my young adult kids. There is so much less DRAMA now that they have "launched"!

Casey C. Springer said...

thanks for stopping by from 5MF! It is so hard to watch your kids have to navigate through "changing" waters. hugs!