Change is hard.
On May 18th I drove away from Spokane crying. And if I hadn’t been driving, the word ‘crying’ would have been ‘bawling’. As I continued to drive, I could feel each and every mile distancing myself from the people I love in Spokane. I thought these tears would pass as I reconnected with family and friends in Wisconsin, but instead, I lived many days on the verge of tears.
So, once again, change is hard.
However, these tears were not being shed in anger, resentment, bitterness, regret, loss, or unhappiness. These tears continued to stream down because of thankfulness. And yes of course, there was a sadness of things never being the same again and possibly never seeing these people again, but it wasn’t the sadness that kept the tears coming.
It was thankfulness.
Thankfulness for God and how He has faithfully guided me and taken care of me for all these years. How He not only gives me hope, peace, and salvation but extends His love even more by giving me a solid and loving church family, friends in every stage of life, and a job that I truly enjoyed. I deserve nothing and yet God has given me everything…and then some.
How loving is this God??
Thank you Jesus.
Anyhoo, if you are reading this, you are one of those friends that I love and I am so thankful for you. This is a shout out to my coworkers, customers, bosses, school friends, church family in WA and WI, and immediate family whom I all love and miss. Thank you for loving me and caring for me.
Probably should mention…I made it to Austria!! And I am really loving it but more on that in the next post : )