Change. It's something we have to face in our lives. Sometimes change is welcome. And sometimes it's unwanted. It can leave us excited for the next step, or it can leave us reeling--wondering what our next step should be, or even wondering if we should move on.
In his book, Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer Johnson explores how change effects us and how we react to it through the allegory of two mice in a maze looking for their cheese that has been moved. The two mice react in different ways. One objects to this change and resists it. The other embraces it and explores ways to embrace the the change of circumstances.
"Sometimes... things change and they are never the same again. This looks like one of those times. That's life! Life moves on. And so should we."
―Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?
Two months after Titus's death we find ourselves at a crossroad of change. All that we'd anticipated and dreamed of doing as a family of 5 isn't going to happen now. Life was put on hold for the last 4 months. We now find ourselves asking, "Where is God taking us?"
We don't want to forget that Titus was part of our family. We recognise that we do need to move so we don't get stuck in the rut of our grief. How fast we move is another question. We find it's a difficult balance between grief and moving toward what God has for us now.