Mitsy in her younger, healthier days (summer 2010 - age 11)
Life is all about change. Children grow, families move, jobs change, people - and pets - come and go. I'm not good with change. Even good change brings stress. A sad change like the one we're going through brings a lot of grief and adjustment.
I will mourn for Mitsy, the only pet our boys have ever known, but I'm also mourning the end of an era for us - we've been married 11 1/2 years, and the babies that our dog saw us bring home are growing up. Right now we're marking the end of Mitsy's life. Soon we'll mark the end of homeschooling, as our boys will (hopefully) begin private school in the fall of 2013, just over a year away. Then we'll mark their graduations, the boys going to college and moving out...it all goes by too quickly.
Nothing ever stays the same...so now it's time to mourn, but it's also time to lift my head and embrace the next season that this life brings. Nothing ever stays the same...but God brings new blessings, new opportunities, and new seasons of life. If you would, say a prayer for my family this week as we adjust to this new season.