He applied to some Christian agency (I can never remember the name of it) to do short term mission work. He'll be there for at least six months. I know it'll be a great learning experience for him, but I sure will miss him.
That's three big changes for our family this year that we know about. Laurel's new baby boy in August, Garrett getting married in August, and Tyler leaving in October. Oh, and Garrett thinks he may be deployed with the Army in October. Right now I feel overwhelmed by all these things.
One thing I know is that when the time comes, God will give us all the grace we need to get through each thing. I have to remember to focus on Him and His plans and not mourn the fact that our family will never be as it once was. I wouldn't want for them to be little again. I just liked the fact that I always knew where they were and was the one teaching them everything.
Now they're out there in the cold, cruel world, and all I can do is pray for them to have wisdom and for God to protect them from harm. It's much harder now.