It Gets Easier

I know, I know, it didn’t initially seem any easier the second time around as my siblings went off to college.  Sure, this is 3G’s fourth year, so packing him up almost felt like old hat.  (Okay, so I didn’t do much in terms of packing him up, unless you count helping load the minivan!)  But this was Sister’s second year, making it also the second year we’ve gone from five siblings home to three siblings home within a week.

To be honest, the transition this time was easier for me.  I don’t pretend to speak for the rest of the household, although they seem to have settled back into the groove we eventually found last year.  Sure, we miss our college siblings.  Miss them a lot sometimes, but we seem to have remembered how to function as a smaller family again.

And it helps to plan visits.  For instance, I am going tomorrow to visit Sister.  I’ll get to see her new room, meet some friends, and hang out.  Because I’m working full-time, visits to either sibling have been few and far between for me, so this will be a lot of fun.  I’m also planning to attend a concert or two this winter at 3G’s college.  He’s also going with us to the Fall Conference we attend every year.  More about that, hopefully, when it gets closer.

Come to think of it, I guess everything gets easier with practice and familiarity.  Whether you’re learning the ropes at a new job, taking a new class, or adjusting to siblings moving out of the house – even temporarily like mine.

Lord, teach me again that You are enough, no matter what new thing You are teaching me.

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