My wife and I recently purchased a new home and after twenty-five years we are excited to move.
As I lay in my bed early on the morning of our move, I realized that this was the last night I would be spending in this home that for so many years had seen us through triumphs and tragedies; hurricanes and beautiful days; the birth of our second son and the deaths of loved ones. Indeed there are a lot of memories associated with this home we are leaving.
While full of those thoughts, my mind was also racing with anticipation about the move into a newer home . . . what new things would we face and enjoy? Will the neighbors be hospitable and how long will it take to establish ourselves.
I was reminded how the new, incoming boys might feel as they enter our organization and are taken out of their comfort zone. “Will I meet any new friends; will the director like me and will I have any fun?”
So it was this past Thursday evening when twenty-seven brand new boys joined us for their first rehearsal. They had a blast! In fact all our choirboys had great rehearsals – there were many joyful and glorious sounds coming out of those rehearsal rooms!
Change may not always be what we want or plan . . . but change is inevitable – I’m glad both the boys and I were able to embrace it.