How interesting that this question should come up on my 30 day blogging challenge right after blogging on Numbers 27. The past two years have been a radical change in seasons for me. I’ve transitioned from father to father-in-law. I’ve moved from full time dad to empty nester. I spent most of my adult life enjoying and being the guest of my parents at the Playhouse, and now I am the responsible owner and host. Those are major transitions.
So how has it changed me? I feel that some things are still in the process of transformation. It’s hard to know the subtle movements that happen in a short period of time. Some things only gain clarity with time. Still, I feel like the biggest change has been my perspective. I’m seeing the bigger picture of life with increasing and improved focus. I feel more patient and don’t get as anxious and rattled about the little things. I take myself far less seriously. I like to think that I love more deeply and extend others more grace, though that may simply be more hope than reality.