Season of Change

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Season of Change

This summer was definitely a “Season of Change”.  All of these changes, both good and bad got me thinking about things changing, God’s plan and letting go.  Summer began with my Father coming to visit us for our kids’ graduations.  On the drive home from the airport told me he left my mom.  Although they never had a great relationship, I never thought this day would come.  Soon, we headed for my son’s graduation at the Air Force Academy, followed by my daughter graduating from high school within two days of each other.

As we began our journey back from my son’s graduation for my daughter’s graduation, we found out that our cat, Bobby had passed away.  Losing Bobby was really hard for my daughter because she found him when he was a little kitten and despite his naughty nature, she loved him to death.  This was especially difficult because last summer we lost our beloved Newfoundland, Roy.

The summer continued on with my dad leaving, my husband leaving, followed by my son leaving.  A lot of change in such a short time frame.  The “Season of Change” continued on with my mother-in-law passing away.  The next week my daughter was in a rollover accident and is lucky to be alive.  Recently,  I found out that I may not get to continue my job.  It is bittersweet.  I have given over seven years of my life towards this job but perhaps this too is part of the “Season of Change”.

I’ve reflected on everything that has taken place within the last few months and find comfort in God’s plan.  It might be hard to see on some days but I know he has wonderful plans for me.  He sustains me through the times of difficulty.  His words provide me with a comfort only He could give.  His presence fills me with hope for the future.

Changes that take place in our lives are just a part of life.  Some changes are more difficult than others to accept.  Some changes may seem like a bad idea at the time and may hurt but in the end, they reveal a change for the better.  Am I afraid of change?  Yes, most times, I am.  Yet, I know in my heart that this “Season of Change” is going to reveal new growth, growth where it did not exist and a deeper faith in God flowing forth like the rivers of spring.

Copyright 2012 Lorrie Lane Dyer

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Lorrie Lane Dyer is a religious education and parish coordinator at her local Catholic Church. She is also a facilitator for the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation with the University of Dayton. She is studying Theology at St. Mary of the Woods College with the intention of earning a PhD in Theology. She has written poetry and short stories for over thirty years. Her faith provides her with inspiration for many of her poetry collections, columns and short stories. Lorrie was the creator, editor and writer for The Catholic World, St. Francis of Assisi, has been published in numerous anthologies.

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  1. My mother has always told me that the Lord never gives us more to bear than we can handle. Surely you have the faith of Naomi, the wisdom of Ester, and the heart of Martha!

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