Life has turned a bit upside down for the Marine Corps Nomads family as we entered into a huge season of change. From moving to the homestead to sending our girl off to college to being in 3 different locations as a family, this summer has been a true season of change.
As we started with all of the changes, I couldn’t help but this of this scripture passage from Ecclesiastes 3:
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
Our summer began with a very eventful move to our homestead. It was not a good time for us as so many things went wrong. We kept waiting for events to turn around, but more bad things kept happening. It was one of those situations where you either have to laugh or break down and cry. We chose to laugh and tried to focus on the fact that even with some crazy incidences, we were all ok.
We were extremely grateful that grandma and grandpa arrived after our things were delivered to the house. They helped with a variety of tasks including getting our animals moved to the homestead and getting things taken down at our previous place and put up at the homestead. D had to work, so having family there helped more than I can say. The pick-me-up that they gave me with all of the craziness we were experiencing was the biggest blessing.
I chose not to do a lot of unpacking while grandma and grandpa were here as we had enough things to tackle without the stress of unpacking. We had the basics of what we needed, and that was good for the time being. We had tons of boxes, but we could comfortably sleep in our beds, relax on the couch, and cook meals. That would work until I could tackle the boxes.
After grandma and grandpa left, it was just Munchkin and me hanging out and getting ready for her to head off to college. We worked on unpacking the house to some degree and enjoyed our time together. Daddy’s visits were filled with family togetherness and trying to get projects around the homestead done.
All too soon, it was time to take our girl off to college. Daddy drove over so we could all go together. It was a tearful time, but it was also exciting as it was the next step in our girl’s adventure. While she had 2 years of college under her belt, this was an entirely different experience. She was going to be away from her family while she tackled a brand new line of study.
Now, our little family finds ourselves in 3 different locations. Living 3 different lives. It’s a season of change that holds many different emotions. This season has many more changes in store for us. As we continue with this season of change, we will put our faith in the Lord as we know that even if we don’t know what the future holds, He’s got this.