I am fond of collecting quotable quotes, and through the years I have collected not quite a few. However, there are quotes that deeply made an impression on me that I never forget them. One of them is “The only constant thing in the world is change”.
Now, what made me all of a sudden gets melodramatic over my collection of quotes? The culprit is my family’s imminent relocation to another place. And, its imminence hangs like Damocles’ sword above my head.
I know I should be happy because our transfer would mean I would have a better job, a more comfortable abode, and I could be with my husband and live with him. It would mean my family could finally be living together in one roof for the first time ever.
Foremost, I am going to terribly miss my church ministries which I had come to love and care so much about. They are my life’s blood. Not doing them would leave me dry and high.
Secondly, I would miss my best friend, who is concurrently my ministry partner, decorating partner, visitation partner and prayer warrior.
Thirdly, I would miss my writing jobs. They have become part of my routine that not doing them could create a void in my heart. Blog writing gives me a release from my cramped emotions. On the other hand academic writing gives me the intellectual satisfaction my mind seeks.
I don’t know if I would ever find a respite from this feeling of sadness. I don’t know if I’m going to love my job there. I don’t know if I could ever comeback to the place which is home to me for 38 long years. I don’t know if I could have my ministries again. But one thing is sure, I would definitely keep my friendship in my heart. I just hope my friend would be well enough and strong enough to hold on till God’s will is fulfilled in our lives. And I earnestly hope deep in my heart, that the change that will soon occur is just a signal for a new beginning of a blessing-filled and victorious life.