Thursday, February 23, 2012


I've never liked change. I don't think I ever will. It always brings in a new flavor, an unwanted bitter-sweetness to life. Always seeming to turn the page when I think I've just begun reading. As much as I feel messed up and hurt by its incessant pushes and shoves, I always grow a little or learn a lot. It never hurts me. It never is something I can't handle, however much I think I can't. And it always makes me happy in the long run, unharmed. Instead of my worst fears coming true the flipped page brings new adventures that were even better than the last.

I have to keep reminding myself of that. Seven years ago we moved, thinking it was the worst thing that could ever happen to me. I am so glad I was wrong. We joined a fabulous church, met so many new friends and I set up a new life here. A life I love. This is home. But, now it is time for change again. It is time to flip the page. It is a different sort of change than before, but still a change. I don't know what the future will bring, but I know it is for the best.

My oldest brother, Benjamin, is moving up to Virginia in three weeks. It is hard. I really don't know what to think. Half of me is excited for him, but the other half is sad. He and I have lived under the same roof for fifteen beautiful years (minus his four years at college). We have always been big buddies; just alike. But now it is time for a new change in life. I'm sure whatever it is will be for the best.

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  -Jeremiah 29:11

I have hope for the future.
(photo by Anna)


  1. YOU FREAKED ME OUT. I read "now it is time for change again"...MOLLY'S MOVING!?!? AAAAH! :P

    Change is hard. Especially in families. :S I'll be praying for you & your family during this transition.

    1. Sorry about that, Elise :). Thank you for your prayers.

  2. it's so lovely to hear your heart, Molly Elizabeth. your family blesses me as i see you loving and cherishing the special relationships you share. fabulous photo (great job, Anna!) of a fabulous family...♥

  3. What a sweet relationship you and your brothers and sister have. I admire it and aspire to nurture the same sweet love for one another in my kids.

    This change can mean something wonderful: ROADTRIPS! Let's tuck ourselves in the car and visit Benjamin often!

    Love you.
    Aunty Me

  4. Oh, how I know change is hard! Thank you for so eloquently describing the ups and downs of it. My eyes tear up as you all say goodbye to Benjamin. At the same time, however, I smile because of God's loving arms around him and the rest of your family. Love, love, love, love you and your family!