Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Spring Changes

 When I say the word spring, no doubt, many different pictures or thoughts come to one's mind.  Perhaps, one thinks of flowers in bloom, buds on trees, rain gentling coming down watering the earth, butterflies, or life. When I think of spring, I immediately think of change.  The cooler weather slowly and gradually warms up.  The bare trees begin to bloom. Even the caterpillars, themselves go through a dramatic change into a butterfly during this beautiful season.
This spring seems to be bringing about a lot of change in my life, as well.  This spring, in fact in only 9 days, I will be graduating from college.  This will be a huge change for me.  School is truly all I have known.  Beginning with kindergarten I have been in school every year of my life.  Immediately after highschool I enrolled in college.  And now I am watching my schooling career come to an end.  So, many different emotions are beginning to come over me.  One without a doubt is joy and bliss.  I have never truly enjoyed school, I like being with my friends.  But to put it nicely, I look forward to summer break starting the first day of school.  But now thinking that in just a few short days I will forever walk away from school;  it all seems a little foreign to me.  No more tests, no more quizzes, no more forced reading assignments, no more papers, projects, or speeches.  Life without school will definitely be a huge change for me
Another change this spring is bringing me, is I will beginning a new job.  Last Wednesday I put in my two week notice at Wee Care Child Development Center.  As I presented my boss with my resignation letter my hands shook and my voice trembled as I told her that I simply needed more hours than they were able to give me, therefore after graduation I would be leaving them.  It was so difficult to tell my coworkers.  This week I have begun to tell some the parents of my young students that I have known for four years that my last day will be next Wednesday.  Today as I told a parent I watched as tears began to form in her eyes.  I realized how much of a change this would be for me.  I have been working at my current job since the day after I graduating from High School.  What a change it will be to say good bye to all my children, parents, and coworkers.
Change has never been easy for me.  In fact, I'm one of those people who often finds myself ordering the same thing at a restaurant time after time...why,  because simply I know what I like and I don't want to be disappointed.  Yet, this spring God has begun to show me that change is exactly what is best for me.  I have seen God take a hold of all of my plans and change them around. 
My life may not be going exactly the way I planned, but I know it is going exactly the way God planned it.  Therefore, as I look ahead I am filled with excitement because although I have no idea what my future holds, I know my God is in control, guiding each and every one of my steps.  


  1. Brooke, I'll definitely be praying for you as you transition into this new phase of life. It is awesome, but as well as a learning curve. I literally got married two weeks after graduating from college...took my nursing boards shortly after my honeymoon, and started working full time night shift. It was such a huge shock from going to a small, private Christian college. I think going through your 20's is all about transition and figuring out who you are in this world. But it is awesome! Enjoy the ride and watching God grow and stretch you in amazing ways. I hope you will keep blogging, so I can watch Him do His amazing work!

  2. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” –Jim Rohn

    Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine. ~Robert C. Gallagher

    If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies. ~Author Unknown

    “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
    ― Mahatma Gandhi

    When you're finished changing, you're finished. -Ben Franklin

    Just a few quotes about change....Good luck in the future God has for you!

  3. Change is something I have struggled with as well and I know that as girls it is easy to wonder about our future and how change will impact it. I don't know where this next phase in your life is going to lead you but I do know that it will be great. Embrace the change, sis, I love you!

  4. I am here to make the change with you. :) I can't wait to start working together!

  5. Change....
    What is change?
    it is sometimes breaking away from our most comfortable positions where we have already imprinted on the lives of others, making a lasting effect and thereby moving on from that which we have been attached to so others can experience the light that shines through us which shows a picture of Christ.
    However, we change and at the same time make a difference imprinting for the better as we go through these "adjustments", not forgetting to follow the footprints of Jesus as He leads the way.
    Keep on going, Brooke, The Lord is still working as you go and embrace the change for His sake.

    Exodus 23:20-22
    "Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.
    Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.
    But if thou indeed obey His voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries".

  6. The Lord is indeed leading the way

    1. that was me up there "All for Jesus" by the way... Don't really know what I did and now i have two different displays of me i guess. lol

  7. Brooke,
    I am sooo proud of you and all that you have achieved during the past four years of College. You have stepped out in faith in alot of different decisions, and God has proven Himself over and over again. You have already changed in more ways than you realize. It has been sheer joy to watch God mold you into the beautiful young woman that you have become.I will continue praying for you as you seek to do His will in your life.
    ~Love, Mom