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.