Thursday, March 27, 2008

Life Change

It dawned on me yesterday that I am on the fringe of yet another life-change. Our oldest daughter, Amy, is making preparations to leave home this fall and finish out her college years at Bethel where our oldest son, Josh attends. I expect that in her final year, we will be planning a wedding. Amy will also turn 20 in 2 short weeks which means I will have 2 20-something aged kids!! Continuing on this mindset, Jacob will start his sophomore year of high school and turn 16, Emily will begin Jr. High and enter her teens by turning 13!! It's alot!! I also realized this past week that Cliff and I will celebrate 24 years of marriage. When we threw that party for my parent's 25th, it seemed such a momentous occasion that they had been married so many years!!!! It also seems like just yesterday. Now it's soon to be ME!!!!!!!
The funny thing is, is that I am totally OK with all of this. I absolutely dreaded turning 30. I felt like I was saying goodbye to my youth. But turning 40 and entering new chapters in my life has actually been a good thing!! And I've always been a person who hated change!
While I'm sitting here thinking about everything in my life I know is going to change this year, I'm so thankful there are some things that never change. The number one being God's never ending supply of love for me. He's always been there! So many times I've walked away and forgotten Him. He's never forgotten me. He's been there every step of the way. I count on that!! And in these days of so much uncertainty, it is a gift to have a faith that is certain and sure.


Mark said...

Hi rebecca:

Thanks for sharing your experience of turning 40. I'd like to share it with my readers at

Let me know.



nannykim said...

nice peaceful looking blog. AND how many kiddies do you have? Hmm, I have lost count. I love my present age because I am enjoying alone time with my hubby, enjoying seeing much spiritual growth in my kids, enjoy seeing them establish lives of their own--thrilling to see them find God's purpose or purposes as they glorify him in their different areas of life. Also enjoyin grandchildren!!! (without all the work of the everyday care ;-)! Blessings on your Sunday.