this process reminds me of some repotting that is going on in our lives as well. one homeschool pot was replaced with the college pot this past year. it was a big change riddled with anxiety, yet resulting in rewarding growth. an orchestra has been outgrown and a new one will be a part of our lives with the new school year. excitement mixes with sadness for the pot left behind. the comfortable and predictable is being exchanged for the unknown.
what i've found harder still is my own repotting. how quickly i went from being the mama of babies and toddlers to being the mama of school-aged girls and then being the mama of teenagers. (the days are long, my friends, but the years are short.) my roots are stretching, stretching for something firm to burrow into…ever stretching to experience the embrace of my heavenly Father…stretching to know the assurance that He loves my girls more than i do…stretching to know that it is He who holds it all together.