Change is in the air

There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position, and be bruised in a new place.
Washington Irving

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(a volunteer viola caught in the wind / Julie Cook / 2015)

Change is in the air. . .
It’s come riding in on the shifting winds.
First it’s cold
then it’s wet
then it’s mild
then it’s windy
then it’s stormy
then it’s icy
then it’s cold
then it starts all over again. . .
Usually all within a 24 hour span of a single day. . .
Ode to March. . .

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(a tiny beginning, the emergence of a lily / Julie Cook / 2015)

And change is indeed taking place, in many different places.
We’ve not talked about Dad in a while. . .
There seems to be trouble brewing on the horizon. . .
The blending of two unfamiliar families, when it comes to elderly parental care, is delicate.
Trepidation has come calling. . .

Between these grown children or these now not so grown parents. . .
This time of change is. . .
overwhelming
disheartening
discouraging
frustrating
challenging
frightening
unnerving
unending
unfair
but here it is, none the less. . .
Discussions are beginning
Decisions are having to be made
Not all parties are happy
Hoping for the best. . .
Once the winds finally cease their shifting,
We will see where this all lands. . .

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(a tulip tree bud / Julie Cook / 2015)

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(mist covered moss / Julie Cook / 2015)

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(dandelions don’t look so bad close up / Julie Cook / 2015)

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(tulip tree bud up close and personal / Julie Cook / 2015)

9 comments on “Change is in the air

  1. Lynda says:

    Julie, prayers that the two families will be able to arrange the affairs in the best interest of your dad and his wife. It is such a difficult time in the lives of families. God bless you as you work through all of this.

  2. lljostes says:

    I love the little dandelion photo! They are always so cheery even as we despise their preponderance for proliferation! Cheers! Laura (can you tell that I’ve been studying for the GRE? I’ve got loads of words on my mind! 🙂 )

    • GRE eh—what are you wanting to do?? Trust me they are “proliferating” my yard en masse 🙂

      • lljostes says:

        I want to go to school! Actually, I want to get into the Graduate program at the Seminary where my husband works so I can get a Master’s Degree in Religion (with a Deaconess Certification). I figured God wants me to be doing something productive for the next 10 years or so and that this avenue will prepare me for it! Say some prayers for me March 10 at 12:30–that’s when my test starts! 🙂 Muchas Gracias!

      • Wow Laura–good for you!! Prayers for sure! Having retired from Education, my hat is off to you!!! March 10 is my dad’s birthday so Ill have good thoughts running around all that day 🙂

  3. I’m sorry things are so difficult for you right now and pray that soon all is resolved amicably. Love, N ❤ 🙂

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