This is the sticker on my son’s bedroom wall. I love this dolphin. My son had a turquoise dolphin themed room. This weekend, we paint and rearrange the room. He’s a freshman in high school now. It’s time.
As the mom, I’m heavy hearted. I am sad he’s outgrown his kid room. I’m happy he’s maturing and growing. In general, I’m overwhelmed with yet another change.
Life is stuck, yet full of change these days. We are stuck at home or behind a mask. We can’t do “normal” things we used to do. We are doing school from home and working from home and watching new movie releases from home. Church is at home on the couch watching a Livestream. For our family, finances have stayed stable thankfully. For many of my friends, finances had a major change and with that comes a new budget and cutting things out of your life. More change.
What do I want to say this week in my blog? Change is inevitable – covid or not. Grieve the loss that comes with the change. Embrace the joy that comes with something new. Allow yourself to feel the up and down of change. Don’t rush the process.
As we emptied his room of his childhood, I moved the dolphin sticker to my room. It doesn’t match my decor but I love it. It reminds me of childhood dreams and delights. I have joy when I see it. If you are encountering a change, keep a reminder of the past. Allow the memories to bring joy. Next, move forward to what’s ahead.
Dream Big! Pray Big! Embrace change.