This Friday marks my last day as a part of the Brio staff. I can’t believe this day is here. You know when you talk and plan and anticipate the changes to come it seems like that next season of life will never come. But then you get there and you don’t want to leave. I can’t help but think of the scene between George and Annie out on the basketball court at midnight, in my favorite movie Father of the Bride:
“I couldn’t sleep. I just kept thinking about how this was my last night in my bed…in my house…kinda like my last night as a kid. I mean, I’ve lived here since I was five and I feel like I’m supposed to turn in my key tomorrow. It was so strange packing up my room. You know how you have always trained me never to throw anything away. So like I have all these ratty stuffed animals and yearbooks…my old retainer…all my old magic tricks. And I actually packed it all. I just didn’t want to let it go. I mean, I know I can’t stay, but it’s like I don’t want to leave.”
It’s like I’m leaving home all over again. Friday will be the day that I turn in my key at Focus, continue packing up my room and prepare for a European adventure with God. I’m excited and nervous and excited and nervous. What will God take me through in order to mold me into who He wants me to be? How will I define that unknown season I’m facing right now in a year?
I hope you will journey with me as I seek to discover the answers to these questions and more of who God is!