For the last four years I have had the privilege of teaching an amazing group of young women every Sunday at church and then attending weekly fun activity nights with them on Wednesday evenings. Four years ago I was assigned to teach the 14 and 15 year old girls in a class and then after two years I was reassigned to teach the 16 and 17 year old girls, which were the very same girls that had now grown older, so I was able to teach the same set of girls for four year span. These girls have become like daughters to me. I have watched them grow and mature over the four years we have spent together. We have talked about a multitude of topics during that four year span, both spiritual in topic as well as temporal. We have laughed together and cried together. I have seen them blossom from young girls to gorgeous and refined young women. I am so proud of these girls and I love every one of them very much. Today was my last class to teach my girls as my time teaching them has come to an end and a new person will be given the opportunity to begin teaching them. It was an emotional day today to say the least. I will miss having all that time with those sweet girls…they are amazing…
Endings are always hard. Letting go of something you care about is hard. But endings are also necessary as they allow for new beginnings to occur. If nothing ever came to an end then nothing new could ever begin. That is what we must remind ourselves of whenever we have to deal with something we love coming to an end as knowing that will help to see us through….
Here is a great poem about the people that come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.
Reason, Season, or Lifetime
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
to provide you with guidance and support;
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
To those young women I taught I want them to know that even though our season together has come to an end, they will be a part of my life for a lifetime! I love you all very much! And that love will never end!