When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves. ~Viktor E. Frankl
One of my favorite sayings I like to quote is, “the only guarantee in life is change.” People, as a whole, fight the idea of change because at some point in life, change became a bad thing. As I sit here and contemplate all the changes I have had to deal with these past few weeks, I feel that instinctive fight against change.
I love change. I never have viewed change as a bad thing, only the next level of my journey in life. But the onslaught of the changes hitting when they did and are, is making me quite discombobulated. Not in a bad way, but in a rough way, if that makes sense, Dear Bloggites. The changes are good things and I have felt a new type of freedom from the changes that have taken place and a new anticipation of hope and happiness in the changes that are coming.
One of the great changes heading my way is a bittersweet change for the people involved. That is the move for my son, Travis, and his wife, Tori and (of course) my Awesome GrandKiddos. Travis and Tori have always said they were going to move from her home state of Kentucky to Texas. Their journey was stilted and put to a standstill from this world we call life. However, that stilting is coming to a halt and the move is going to happen.
Tori just received her first Travel Nurse assignment for her job she is taking in Texas. This assignment is going to bring her and the kids to Texas while Travis stays back in Kentucky until their house sells. The temporary separation of their family unit is a hard pill to swallow for them. Their beginning years of their marriage had them separated while Travis served our Country in multiple countries and Tori work her nursing job in Kentucky. They vowed to not separate their family unit after they finally were in the same home, in the same state, in the same country, at the same time…LOL
The vow of non-separation had to be taken off the table to help them reach their ultimate goal of living in Texas, and so it is going to happen. Many tears are being shed, both of Joy and Sadness, but they know it is what they need to do to reach their goal and they are willing to do it. My hat is off to them. I know how hard it was on them the first go-round and it is going to be, in a sense, worse this go-round. But, I am determined to make sure Tori and the kiddos are occupied enough to not think too much about it until Travis is back home with them in Texas.
Another great change that is going to happen is that my Bestie, Tracy, is going to be a grandmother for the second time but it will be her first time active duty as a grandmother. Her daughter is pregnant and due in a few months and Tracy is going to help Steph with the baby while she is at work.
These two upcoming events will land Tracy and me into a new level of our lives-full time grandparenthood…LOL I am so excited to see my GrandKiddos on a regular basis. I cannot wait to teach them more bad habits to drive Mommy and Daddy crazy, hehehe. 😀 One thing Tracy and I were unable to do because of our life circumstances was have our children grow up around each other (I have known Tracy since 1982) but it looks like we will be able to enjoy watching our grandkids grow up around each other.
The Journey of Change is not a bad thing, but it can be a rough thing. The one thing I do know, as change happens and once it is done, my world; your world, will be that much more than it was on a new level of you in your life. Embrace Change-embrace the pain, embrace the blessing, embrace the bumps, and embrace the joy. Embrace Change, because it will always embrace you!