As the seasons of life change, I am reminded that the love of family continues to grow.
I had never experienced significant change in my life growing up, we always lived on the same block, in the same house, always went to the same school and had the same group of friends. When I started high school I remember feeling some anxiety over all of the changes that were going to be taking place in our family. I guess I was perfectly content with how life was. I was beginning to face the fact that our family wouldn’t be the exact same again, as it had been for so many years. My older brother was leaving for college and I was starting to think about my future plans. And in the end I guess you could say God has a sense of humor as I was the one who flew the nest the farthest.
Through the changes in life our family has grown and expanded, weddings, births, anniversaries and many blessings. From a family of five to soon a family of 11 (in two months) and God willing the addition of many more in the years to come. My little brother (as I have always referred to him and probably always will) is getting married in October!!! As I have mentioned before I am sure I will be one hot mess, waterproof mascara recommendations anyone?!
Change allows beautiful people into your life, people you would have not otherwise known or met. People who become family and bring you much happiness, love and laughter. People who teach you many life lessons you would have otherwise missed out on, people who help you become a better you.
Today I can look back and say I wouldn’t have it any other way. The joy and love that have accompanied the change is irreplaceable. Not to mention the excitement in seeing us all start our own families.
Also, this weekend I realized even at 30 I will always be my parent’s little girl! For that I am grateful and only hope to be able to serve and care for them some day as they have and continue to do for me. After a busy weekend with hardly any sleep, they drove the first two hours of my drive with me so I could catch some Zzz’s and be well rested and awake for the next 4 hours. So thankful!!