I will be the first to admit that I am typically resistive to any new change and transition, anyone else? 🙋🏻♀️
This time last year (around when this photo was taken) my family was going through a season of transition, mainly because I was 9 months pregnant with my son, our second child. I was excited for him to arrive, but how would there be room in my heart to love another child the way I loved my daughter? How would I divide my heart like that? And wouldn't a new baby shake her world?
Fast forward to a year later- the other night when I tucked my daughter into bed and I asked what her favorite part of the day was, a day where she went to preschool which she loves and then out for ice cream after. Her reply: "playing with Graham." Sure, when the baby arrived she had gone through a very difficult but relatively brief season. But now I get to watch them play together, and make eachother giggle, and she hugs him when he cries and it all warms my heart in a way that I can't explain. My heart is not divided, but has inexplicably multiplied. And now I can hardly remember what life was like without him, without loving both so deeply.
If you are in a season of change and transition - be it your family is growing, or a move, or a new job - I encourage you to surrender. Change allows for growth and transformation, it allows for healing, for wisdom and perspective. Change can be hard because you're in it and you can't see through it, but you WILL get to the other side. Trust in the process. You are exactly where you should be, and everything is unfolding just as it should.