All sorts of changes… and today on Easter, one of the most significant.
My Mom said to me many times when I was a teen, that I would do more changing in my 20s than I ever would in my teens. She was absolutely right.
I guess she didn’t want to overwhelm me, because she never mentioned the volume of changes to take place in your 30s.
You grow up sure. You have strong opinions. And slowly… they evolve.
I’d like to say the values I was taught as a youth are still at my core, but my expression of those values has changed over time.
And, while all that was taking place – I managed to meet the love of my life.
Sometime after we married we purchased a true “handyman special,” which we are still polishing up 13 years later.
Then there was this beautiful little girl – rocking our worlds from the very beginning. NICU, colic unceasing, OT,PT, Speech, hospitalizations, chronic viruses, tests, doctors, surgeries – and eventually Cowden’s Syndrome.
She grew into a beautiful young lady – despite the odds stacked against her. Her very existence changed my long standing beliefs on modern medicine, and strengthened my faith in God every step of the way.
My family unit is so strong. We are incredibly blessed to hold each other’s hands through the twists and turns and changes life has in store.
Today was a big one.
On this, Easter Sunday, the Celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord, my family stood in front of the Moravian church and professed our intention to become members of their community.
My history, my heritage, my core, was developed as a Lutheran. My heart is now Moravian.
And their motto, “In essentials unity, In non-essentials liberty, In all things LOVE,” speaks to my soul.
We make decisions every day – guided by the power of the Holy Spirit, with faith that we are moving in the direction intended for us.
The fact we now attend worship as a family of THREE, leads me to be sure we are on the right path.
My 30s have sure been a trip. I have only a few more months left and I wonder what else is in store. But heck, then there are the 40s to look forward to. One day my mom will get a few minutes to sit still, and I’ll grab a bottle of wine and ask her all about them.