Thursday, January 27, 2011

Changes

Well, it's been an interesting year, with many changes, emotional highs and lows, and now, the uncertainty of the future.

My wife and I have changed churches, after having spent well over a decade in that church.  As of tomorrow afternoon, my wife will be unemployed, a process that was as painful as it was necessary.

Beginning in a few weeks, the law firm will change to reflect a new partnership, as I take a public ownership role in the firm.  Our girls have transitioned from private school to public school, and are doing well there.

Of course, as I posted here, we've been working through the miscarriage.  For good or bad, several of my wife's friends have recently suffered a miscarraige as well, so there is a sisterhood of sorts there.

New circles have meant new friends, so that part has been fun.  True to form, I have gone overboard in inviting them all to the gun range, so I have stories I'll be posting about that as well.

These appear to be random changes, but it all reflects a turning of the page.  Well. maybe that's not an accurate analogy.  Life will certainly be different, so perhaps it's more of putting the old book on the shelf and starting a new one.

Through this journey I am, however, very thankful for my wife.  I can't imagine this journey without her.

4 comments:

Rev. Paul said...

All those things can leave one squirming a bit, as the "discomfort" meter gets pegged out from time to time.

God doesn't mind making us uncomfortable to accomplish His purpose, because His purpose is NOT to make us comfortable.

Lawyer said...

Thank you. I have found that to be so true.

Write or Die said...

Well said. The only thing that's certain in life is change. Change, not matter good or bad, is uncomfortable because it's unfamiliar and uncertain. We don't have control of the outcome (insert FAITH here).

Bro', that "sisterhood" comment hit home! I do believe every change God allows us to experience has the potential to fulfill a greater purpose. He uses change to not only mature us, but also to positively affect change in someone else's life (depending on how we handle it).

Our lives are open books before our Father and any change has a seed of growth in it. Every situation and every life changing event that happens, God will CAUSE it to work out for our good in the end!

Lawyer said...

Riva,

Great comment! Thanks for stopping by. Know that we miss you and are praying for you!