This is a time of emptying for me. There are so many people to say goodbye to, so many things that I will miss. While I know that our family is going exactly where God wants us to go, and I trust His plans for our future, that doesn't make goodbyes any easier. It seems the closer the friend or family member, the harder it is to trust God to fill up what is lacking when we leave. Sadness and grief are undercurrents of everything right now.
Be my strength during this time of grief and change. There are those here that I love that have needs I will not be able to meet when I am away- instead of trusting you to make up the difference I struggle to hold on to them, or I pretend nothing is changing. Lord, your grace is my hope for myself; help me to remember it is also my hope for those I love. Amen