Junctures can change how we now relate to people, our surroundings, and how we process new information. The one thing I learned this week is that you have a choice in how you move forward after you work through the initial shock, and emotion.
Communication is what facilitates the movement and one conversation can be the catalyst for creating a new kind of normal for you and those involved. Just because it is different does not make it wrong, but change is not always easily navigated. By laying a foundational piece with the people involved it helps all of you have realistic agreed upon expectations as to how to deal with speed bumps when they happen again...... and they will.
When expectations are laid out at the beginning it helps avoid unexpected pain, or disappointment. In an adult world we need adult conversations and it is best to put your cards on the table so everyone knows the ground rules.
From the age of 40 on, I began to realize these next decades have shaped my life in unbelievable ways. I have encountered the death of parents, illness of a child, illness of a spouse, economic downturn and burnout..... and then the other speed bumps. It does take me longer to pick myself up each time but I have learned that the best way to encounter the juncture is with releasing it all to the Lord. He knows every step of my life, past, present and future. How comforting to know that He will always sustain me through the bumps, hold me in the darkest of hours and wipe every tear. No one loves you more or cares about you more .....ask Him to partner with you not only at the junctures but even on the straight