Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Transitioning

We're in the house and on the way to a new normal...I guess. Moving has been a big transition, but a good one. We're still trying to figure out how we'll fit in the lives of family and old friends.

Who will we hang out with on a regular basis? Do we really need a new dishwasher? How often will we see parents and siblings without driving each other up the wall? How will we serve in our parish and community? Do we get the full out cable or the HD rabbit ears? All questions to be answered in the months to follow. The Babe will be out in the world in a good 10 weeks as well, which will only mean MORE transition and more questions to be answered. Or maybe they'll just continue to be unknowns for a while, and we'll wait for the path to be revealed to us.

Last week, a close friend of ours was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer. It's in the early stages and there is much hope that he will live for years to come. The things of life that really matter rise to the surface when you encounter mortality and its seemingly grim realities. Suddenly, which TV channels to pay for or not pay for seems rather ridiculous.

Psalm 119:109-112
My life is always at risk, but I do not forget your teaching.
The wicked have set snares for me, but from your precepts I do not stray.
Your decrees are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.
My heart is set on fulfilling your laws; they are my reward forever.

2 comments:

Arwen said...

Hi Andrea! A little smart Googling and I found you before you could find me. You're probably not even home from the wedding yet!

It was great to meet you tonight, and I hope we can get together soon. I'd really like to do that.

All the best to you and Kevin!

Maggie and Suzie said...

Good post - transitioning is always... uh... transitional (deep huh?) Let's see, a couple answers I know: 1. Me, you will hang out with me :) 2. Try repairclinic.com (and by that I mean KEvin, it's pretty cool for assessing and repairing appliances)

I'm praying for your friend... I know how shocking news like that is, and how it is to really encounter your own mortality.

And last but not least, I can't wait to see the new place...