I always write a life's happening in my monthly newsletter I send out to my customers and this month I wrote this note on change and thought I would share it here as well. This note is about change. Going back to the states always brings this to my mind but this time it seems like I got hit with it from all angles. My oldest daughter graduated from college, yea, we are proud of her and her husband. Change... she is married and has a life of her own and not as much time to spend with me when I go back to visit with her. She is working part time, job hunting, taking care of husband and house and serving others, all great things but I missed the little girl who would shop for hours and just sit and tell me all the things in her life and what she felt and thought about them.
Change...my nieces and nephews are getting big... it was only 8 months and yet they went from little kids to that age when you see the pre-teen trying to break free. It was no longer cool to let Aunt Wendy take tons of pictures of them. Change... while I was gone my maid lost her husband and her sponsor that lets her and her daughter work and live here in Arabia. By the time I got back she was gone and I will miss her and her quiet way of serving others. Change... it was winter when I left and I came back to over 100 degree weather, summer is on it's way big time, after the cool temperatures of Utah I felt so hot driving home, thank goodness for air conditioning. Change... both of my daughters here are graduating this month, Bryn from Aramco's schools and going to the International school here in Dhahran and Chay from high school going to college. She is going to BYU Idaho in the fall and has an apartment all ready for her there, she is moving out and I am sad to see her go. Change happens all around us, all the time but every once it a while it knocks you flat and you have to pick up the pieces and change with it.