Monday, April 9, 2007

4/9 Blog Prompt: Changes

Changes...changes. Everything is always changing. We say the phrase, "When everything gets back to normal..." What is "normal"? We are always changing! I guess when we refer to "normal" we mean the way we know things to be routine.
Routine is fine, nice; but I'm learning to be able to roll with the punches, so to speak, of the changes that are going on in my life. It's not easy! It's rather hard. I would love to keep things just so...the way it's always been because that's what's familiar...sort of "safe". Even if it's ultimately harder, what we know seems better to us somehow.
We have recently undergone a major change in our house. My dear husband decided a couple weeks ago to close the restaurant and "get a regular job" to put it into his words. This was a good move, but a very, very hard decision to make. I knew it was the best thing, yet something in me wanted to fight it. The uncertainty of the unknown. What would he do now? How are we going to make it? What's going to happen? Will he be able to get a job right away? I also knew that to fight it could possibly be hindering some new, really great things that God wanted to do in our lives!
And it has been good! In the last couple of weeks since he started his new job, my dear husband has had more family time; he comes home with energy to spare; he's more excited about life! It's been wonderful! Yeah, things may be tight financially, but the other benefits are far outweighing any negatives. And most of all...God knows what He's doing! That's the most important thing! He's changing us; making us.

6 comments:

  1. One of the hardest changes of all is to change vocations. I am so glad that it is working out so well for your family.

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  2. Isn't the uncertain wonderful!! I'm glad the job worked out for your husband and the whole family.

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  3. So glad the change is turning out well for everyone :)

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  4. Sometimes it is so hard to trust in God's plan for us. I know I was scared to death when I switched jobs and then it ended up the best thing in my career. Sometimes God has to nudge us out of the nest just like a mother bird. Glad things are going so well!

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  5. Amen! What exciting changes God has in store is one of the things that keeps life interesting! Thanks for blogging with us!

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  6. Changing vocations is a big change. I'm glad it is working out. More family time, more energy and being excited about life is a good thing. Best wishes to him.

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