When our son Josh was just a tyke, one day he announced to us with great conviction: “Oh, I can’t stand change!” My wife and I both laughed and told him he was going to have to get over that.
Turns out, sometimes that’s easier said than done.
Over the last decade our family has gone through some significant changes. These changes began with the birth of our first grandchild just over eight years ago. (Grandkids are more fun; I recommend having them first.) Our grandson’s birth was followed less than three months later by my mother’s death. Then Rae Anne’s mother died two years ago. And much more recently, my father-in-law got remarried. There are some other things, but these are the most powerfully personal ones. Read More »