I don't like change. I even wrote a poem about it (so you can be sure it's a legit thing and not something I came up with just for a blog post :P). Change is something that happens to all of us.
My life is changing.
I turned 18 this year (which means I'm supposed to be at least a little bit responsible! :P)
We're welcoming another sibling to our family in just over a month (this is an exciting change, just in case you were wondering. :P).
Friendships keep changing. Some friends I've grown up with have moved away from my city to attend university elsewhere. One has grown more distant and the other has grown closer. (Weird how it works that way, isn't it!)
Other friendships are becoming weaker while others strengthen. It's all part of growing up. It would be nice to stay friends with everyone but it just doesn't happen. There are also the exciting changes of new friends and friends becoming closer, etc.
Danella and I have moved out of the house and into one of our sleepouts (Ben and Johnny have moved into the other one). It's a big change, trying to remember what's in the sleepout and what's in the house! And to make sure to wear layers under pyjamas because it's quite cold out there.
I'm planning a trip to the foreign land of America for two and a half months, leaving part way through November. I'm heading over with another girl from New Zealand to help out at a Christian ministry (Above Rubies, for those who have heard of it). This will be a big change and I'm really going to miss my friends and family in New Zealand! Exciting, though.
I think it's helpful in the midst of change to remember that there is One who will never, ever change.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
He doesn't change! He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Such hope and a wonderful promise to cling to.
Have you been having changes going on in your life?
How do you deal with them?