Thursday, March 4, 2010

Closed Chapter

Today I turned the final leaf in a chapter of my life that I never anticipated would end. To go into detail out where the world can see would not be wise, so I'll keep it general. A relationship ended today that has been part of my life since I was 7 years old. It was a very important relationship, one that was very influencial in shaping who I am today, and in preparing my heart for ministry. I never expected that it would come to an end. But I'm learning once again that if there's one thing I can count on in life (other than the faithfulness of God, of course), is that life is full of change. Some changes are good; some changes are bad; some changes are insignificant in the grand scheme of things. Today's change I would classify as a bad one.

But such is life. Things change. People change. Ideals change. Values change. Priorities change. Unfortunately, I feel like I got the short end of the stick on this one. I guess all those changes were going on in this relationship, but I just didn't see it.

I've shed some tears this afternoon, mourning this loss. I think it's a loss I will always mourn. But it's over. There's nothing I can do to change it. I guess I pick myself up and move forward from here.

4 comments:

Stef said...

I'm so sorry, Em. I hate this kind of stuff, but you're wise to remember God's faithfulness. He cares for you more than anyone else ever could or would!
Take hope. I think that when this happens to us, God is good and faithful to bring a new, better relationship our way. I'll be praying!

Southern Belle said...

(((hugs)))

Lori said...

:( I'm sorry, friend.

Laura said...

Praying for God to comfort your heart!