Times change and people move in and out of our lives. We don’t always want that to happen but it does. How many of you have had a child move away or you were the one to leave? Moving isn’t easy for the person leaving or the ones left behind.

My youngest is getting ready to go off to college. We spent two days at orientation. I feel better about it now that I’ve seen what they really have to offer. It will still be hard to let her go. She’s my baby and always will be.

I also have a friend who is moving to New York in another week. She doesn’t want to leave, but due to her job situation, she has no choice. We’ll all miss her but we need to remember God must have a plan for her that we can’t see yet. When he uses her, he’ll get a good helper.

God knows what the future holds for each of us. In Jeremiah 29:11, it reads, “… For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Losing people, even if it’s only temporary, is hard but through the internet we can always stay connected. And I’ll pray for both my child and my friend. I know in the end they’ll be fine. I’m sure I will be too.

I need to look on the bright side. When my daughter goes off to college there will be no young ones left so I’ll have more time for things I enjoy. Things like spa treatments and chocolate I no longer will have to share.

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