My son’s fiance, Michele, who lives five hours away, is visiting this weekend. The wedding is only ten weeks away and the newlyweds will be living in her hometown, so they have been packing Adam’s non-essentials into boxes for her to take home when she leaves tomorrow.
Suddenly the reality is hitting his brother, Neal, and me: very soon Adam will be living a day’s drive from us.
Neal and I are thrilled about the wedding and both of us adore Michele, but there is going to be a time of adjustment and a little bit of grieving ahead.
Change is like that. Every time I make a choice to welcome new possibilities into my life, I am also choosing to let go of the status quo. But there is a reason the expression, “same-o, same-o” usually indicates a lack of excitement and joy.
Adam and Michele are beginning a brand new adventure together. Their happiness will be shared by the whole family and make all our lives richer. So, although I will shed a few tears at the ceremony, they will be tears of joy and gratitude to God for bringing these two people I love together.