Facing changes in life

As I grow older I find it more difficult to cope with change. It didn’t used to be that way. I can look back over all the things in my life and I don’t remember they were hard to handle: My first day in kindergarten, graduating from high school and going off to college. Finding a job, getting married and raising children even the move from Maine to Florida were changes that were welcome and exciting. They were all eager approaches to a new way of life.  But now I am more comfortable with a routine. I don’t need change any more. I am comfortable with life the way it is.

          I had my days of travel:  Many, many trips visiting my children in Maine, New York, New Hampshire and California.  We even went to Ireland to look up relatives of my husband and to London to visit my daughter. We went on cruises and even a trip to Las Vegas! But now I would rather be home.

          I remember a few years ago playing cards with a lady who was 92 years old. She was originally from Maine and I asked her one day if she missed going back to Maine. She said “No, I’d rather be home here.”  I didn’t understand that then but now I do. I enjoyed my travels but now I would rather stay home just like Anne.

          But I don’t see anything wrong with my attitude  and I think part of being in my comfort zone is that I know there is still just one more big change, another trip to look forward to and anticipate to be more exciting and comfortable than any other trip my whole life!

          John 14:2-4 “In my father’s house there are many rooms. I am going there to prepare a place for you. I will come back and take you with me so you can be there with me.”

          Colossians 3:4 “When Christ appears than you also appear with Him in glory.”

          Revelations 21:4-8 “He will wipe away every tear…no more death or mourning or pain…”

          And think of some of the hymns we sing about going to heaven; “I’ll fly away, In the sweet by and by, Sweet Hour of Prayer, Beulah Land, When we all get to heaven, When the roll is called up yonder.”

          Change in life is not tragic but losing passion is.”