It is the time of year when we see transitions all around us. they range from simple things like springtime flowers, early summer crops, changing from sweaters to tank tops, flinging open our windows, or doing spring cleaning. This week I have been thinking about college graduations, high school graduations, and families moving to smaller homes during this economy. With each transition comes both tears and cheers. I have always faced transition with a fair amount of tears. But without those transitional goodbyes there is no room for the next hellos.Actually, it is the anticipation of the sorrow of the pending goodbyes at transition that is the most difficult for me! Once I am in the next new situation, I am fine. I would compare that to when I have to get an immunization or have blood drawn. I always look away. I don’t do that because I don’t like the look of blood. It is the anticipation that is tough! I tell them ‘don’t tell me before you do it, and don’t say here comes the poke or pinch. I cannot handle the information!’ It is really true. If I don’t look, and they don’t tell me, and they just do it, I hardly notice the discomfort, and I don’t fight it!
Now, I personally do not have any big transitions coming up. But other people do. I encourage you to believe that on the other side of that transition, grace awaits. I know this because I also know that grace will see you through that transition as well. I look back over the graduations and moves that I have made. Each time God filled my sails and saw me through. That is why I so loved the quote in the photo I included. May God fill your sails with strength, joy, comfort, and hope today.