I’ve gone back and forth on whether or not I should write this post, but it’s been on my heart all week, so I gotta be honest with you–this season of life we’re in right now is new and exciting, but it also involves a LOT of change for our family. And so it’s been a very emotional week for me. Our move not only involves a new house, but we’re moving out of the town we’ve lived in for ten years, a brand new school for the kids, and really a completely new way of life. As much as I’m excited for the new path we’re on and all the fun projects happening at the new house, I’d be lying if I said I’m not nervous and a little sad at the same time.
Change has always been hard for me. I’m a creature of habit and I find a lot of comfort in the things I know. But this move is challenging me to step out of that comfort zone and go down a new path. And I think what’s making it so emotional for me is that fact that this move was not brought on by a dislike for our current home. We’re only moving because we wanted more land and a country lifestyle for our family. I’m grateful we’re getting that, but dang. That doesn’t making leaving any easier. And I have to admit, packing this place up over the last few days has been HARD. I’m excited for what’s ahead, but at the same time my heart aches for what we are leaving behind. And then my mind begins to wander–will we really love the new place? Will we like living out in the country? Will the kids like the new school?
I’ve felt guilty for feeling this way, especially with so many exciting things happening at the new house. And then I see other people move with such ease and I wish I could be that way too. What the heck is wrong with me?! But the truth is, change is hard on my heart. The emotional impact of moving isn’t easy on me and maybe instead of wishing those feelings away, I just need to acknowledge them and give myself some grace. Sure, it’s going to be emotional for a bit and that’s ok. Embrace it, trust God to lead the way, and move on to the next chapter.
I’m sharing this today to encourage any of you that are also in a season of transition. If you’re experiencing some big changes in your life, I just want to let you know you’re not alone. And this too shall pass. Before we know it, we’ll look back on this time and we’ll know all these changes were for the best. We’ll be so grateful we walked through the unknown to the other side. xoxo
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. Jeremiah 29:11