|The only way to grow is to change.|
I had to tell this to Buzz, my 15-yr old, a few weeks ago after we had told our kids some exciting news. Well, exciting to me, but not so much for a teenager and pre-teen. However, the 7-yr old is thrilled. I don't want to go into detail, but the Major and I know that sometimes the decisions we make in life, no matter how difficult, are for the better - to improve our quality of life as a family.
That being said, change is difficult. And I'm finding that sometimes, after one "change", another can be right behind it, just throwing your already tentative plans a crazy curve ball! At this point, I'm beginning to think we must be great batters, otherwise life wouldn't keep throwing them!
You know, I'm willing to bet, very generally speaking, that every other military spouse out there is pretty good at handling those curve balls, too. And everyone, military or civilian, goes through changes in their life that are unexpected. It's how we handle these changes that makes the difference.
Hopefully, for my children's sake, I can show them the good things that can come from changes; that being flexible and going with the flow can ease stress. But that good preparation can also prevent stress. Not to mention a good CrossFit WOD, or a 3-mile run, to help ease the mind.
I think I'll just leave it at that for now. I haven't blogged for several months, so I want to take this slowly. But as I get back into this, I'll let it all out - changes and all.
Oh yeah - that's a photo from a butterfly I found in my flowers a couple of springs ago. I can't wait for spring!