Shannon (our leader) told us told us today was her last day. I cried in the meeting, cried when I hugged her goodbye, and cried on the drive home. My heart was breaking. I am so excited for her new opportunity, but sad that I would be losing a leader I loved dearly. When I turned off of 820 onto Trinity Blvd, I saw the most beautiful purple sunrise. I have never seen that color in a sunrise before. It was so beautiful. Purple is a color that is very dear to my heart. I even decorate my classroom in it. It reminds me of the story of Esther in the Bible. Esther was put where she was “for such a time as this”. In my classroom, it reminds me that I was put there “for such a time as this”. Today, I was reminded in a purple sunrise, that God puts people in our lives “for such a time as this” and that it would be OK! I needed that this morning.
Change is never easy. Shannon told us that she picked someone very special for our meeting. In fact, Shannon said she was her Weight Watchers BFF. I will miss Shannon very much. I am glad we have Facebook to keep up with each other. I am nervous/anxious/excited to meet our new leader next week. Someone visited our meeting today, just because she thought our new leader was starting today. That is a positive sign.
I thank God for Shannon. I thank God for a purple sunrise! I thank God for a new leader I have yet to meet.