>Home >About Us >Mrs. Lews Views >New!

Adjusting to New!

Published: September 30, 2021      Updated: September 30, 2021


September 30, 2021
Happy Last Day of September! Surprise! My several weeks of solitude with Howard turned into more like a week and a half as my husband returned home very late last night. I guess my timeline was off a little. Welcome home dear! 
My children have finally begun their classes with one offspring settling in a little better than the other. All will be well, but these first few weeks are going to be a bit painful I’m afraid. New place to live, new people to meet, new food to eat, new teachers, new classes, new routine, new climate, new everything…new everything all at once is hard but part of growing up and becoming an independent person. Mrs. Shea often reminds me I can do hard things, so I’m going to repeat that mantra until I can pass that confidence on to my child. My prophet hat is getting a lot of use this week. Words of encouragement, words of advice, words of warning, and even foretelling the future to assure my child that it will get easier and she will survive this experience. Maybe it is really me that needs those words of encouragement, advice, warnings, and a description of the future. What a blessing to have God’s words lavished on me through friends and other means. God knows what I need and when I need it to journey along life’s not-so-smooth path. We can do hard things with Him.
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. Isaiah 43:1-3 NIV