Our Pal David has been on my mind lately. Every time I read an update on his moving plans, my heart goes out to him and his family. David, all the Pals have you and Carol in our prayers.
I too have been struggling with leaving a familiar place. As some of you know, I've been offered an amazing opportunity to spend the summer in the Muskokas. Now, as the parent of one of my swimmers said "oh honey, a summer up in cottage country? I think that's a no-brainer decision!". Part of me keeps saying "Lauren, you're still young. Your twenties is the time to do things like take off for a summer. You have nothing holding you back!". The swim season ended this week, so I don't have any commitments until September. So what's the problem? I hate change- I flourish under a schedule and a routine, so moving is really stressing me out. Every summer I do the same thing: work at the youth center and at the barn. I've been working at the barn painting (I'm the resident painter- no fence or jump is safe from my paintbrush!) and I cried saying goodbye to all my friends, and sobbed the whole drive home after my last day. I can't imagine a summer not spent at the barn, at home, hanging out with my friends, etc. All I keep thinking about it is how everything is changing. I've been really thinking and relating to what David has been writing about lately. I pray that everything with work out for all of us.
Also, another pray request: my friend Morgan's father had a heart attack this week, so I would really appreciate it if you could all keep Morgan and her family in your prayers.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble.