transition - movement, passage or change from one position, state,
stage, subject, concept, etc.
I'm part of a large community missionaries here in Germany. You may be familiar with Black Forest Academy. Well, we are serving right in the same village and every June it's a mass exodus as families and students relocate back to North America or some other part of the globe. As families leave, new families arrive during the summer to replace those who have left. In many ways it's a revolving door and, as missionary community, we should be used to this by now, but tears still flow and emotions range from excitement to fear to incredible loss. Here's just the places where the 2014 BFA graduating class are going ...
So while reading Facebook the other day I came across a post from a missionary friend that sounded all too familiar.
This same mom posted an incredible counseling tool for transitioning. I so wish I would have known this when my kids were little ...
"Here's a glimpse into the life of transition for a kid. Elise had to make "worry cards" for her counselor this week. She wrote down things she worries about regarding the move back to the US and then put lengths of string on the cards corresponding to how much she worries about it. She can cut the string as the worries become less." M.L.
Through all the moves I've made there is one thing for sure. Well, maybe a couple of things ...
God knows the end from the beginning.
His ways are higher than mine.
I am thankful that He has taken care of us in each move and
He has walked with us through the grieving of transition and the joy of new adventures.
What do you think about this? Have you used anything like this with your children?